The British Tories are up in arms against David Cameron. One after another conservative leaders are voicing their concern over the ongoing debate and direction of the party, and squarely blame the British prime minister for opening a Pandora’s box with reference to the country’s geopolitical relationship with the European Union.
The latest one to air his grievances was conservative cabinet minister Lord Howe. He said that the Tory leadership is running scared of its MPs by offering to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the continent. The elder politician and backbencher also criticised Cameron for kicking a tin on his way and in initiating this debate and politically losing the ground in terms of steering the party towards a leadership role. He didn’t mince words and warned of grave consequences on leaving the Union. It is now, however, a foregone conclusion that Cameron wants a referendum by the year 2015, if his party wins the next general elections.
The Khaleej Times, Dubai