The Tory Leader exposed his own hypocrisy by repeatedly refusing to say whether he would hold a referendum on the amending treaty if he ever became Prime Minister.
Wednesday's Torygraph says Cameron's referendum fight questioned.
And The Times goes further, saying:
David Cameron risked inflaming his party yesterday when he tacitly admitted that it would be too difficult to hold a referendum on the EU reform treaty once it comes into force.Inside The Times, Peter Riddell talks of
The Tory leader is under pressure from MPs and activists to pledge to give the British people a vote on the treaty even if it has been ratified by all 27 EU member states. So far more than 40 Tory MPs have signed a Commons motion calling for a referendum “before or after ratification”.
Cameron's contortions about whether he will promise a referendum on the EU treaty at the next election. He talks of all sorts of uncertainties, when it is clear that there will be no referendum.Cameron is clearly anxious to keep the Euro-sceptics on board by not ruling out a referendum if he were ever to become PM.
But his dilemma demonstrates once again that the Tory Party he attempts to lead is as divided as ever over Europe.
And of course, every member of current Tory front bench who was also there during the Maastrict votes actually voted against a referendum then!!
It was the Tories of course who signed away powers from Westminster to Brussels under Maastrict.
Unlike Maastrict, before signing the current treaty, Gordon Brown insisted on winning red line opt-outs to protect Britain's interests.
Now, where did I put that pot and kettle...