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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."

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Newspaper poll finds 43% in favour of EU exit

Nearly half of British people would vote to leave the European Union, according to a poll asking the official referendum question.

The YouGov poll for The Sun found 43% of people believed the UK should not remain in the EU, while 37% said it should.

People were asked: "Do you think the UK should remain a member of the EU?"16% said they didn't know, while 3% would not vote.

Other findings revealed two thirds of people think Prime Minister David Cameron's stance on Europe was about short-term tactics, while 55% said UKIP leader Nigel Farage campaigns for policies he believes in.

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