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.
Utter disgrace. Labour and Lib Dems have blocked our EU Referendum Bill....they're determined to stop you have a say. Enemies of democracy
Labour and the Lib Dems have made themselves clear....they don't trust the British people to have a say. Treating the public with contempt
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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