EU referendum in this Parliament boosted after ballot

Eurosceptic hopes of an EU referendum bill in this Parliament were boosted today after MP James Wharton, who rebelled last night, came top of the ballot for private members bills.

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Cable: EU vote bill 'damaging'

The Lib Dem Business Secretary Vince Cable has criticised Tory backbenchers' moves for an EU referendum Bill, as "just reopening a Pandora's box which potentially is not only damaging to them as a party, but it is damaging to the country."