PM threatens to force through EU referendum plan

David Cameron has threatened to use the Parliament Act to force through plans for an in-out referendum on European Union membership after legislation was effectively killed by peers.

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Labour and Lib Dems 'treating public with contempt'

The Conservative Party HQ's press office has described the failure of an EU referendum bill as a "disgrace" and accused Labour and the Liberal Democrats of treating the public with contempt.

Tory plans to give voters an in/out referendum on Britain's EU membership were killed in the House of Lords today.

Labour and the Liberal Democrats both accused the Tories of killing their own bill for not allowing more time for debate.

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