“Will Cameron’s Gamble Return To Haunt Him?”
Illustration by Steve Spencer
Having changed domestic policy beyond recognition, Margaret Thatcher left the right wing of her party with no other axe to grind but eurosceptism. In the 26 years following Mrs. Thatcher’s exit from office, the Conservative right wing have developed this tunnel vision of Europe into an obsession.
The truth is David Cameron is not in favour of a referendum on Europe, but his eurosceptic MPs have hounded him, even before the 2015 general election, to promise a ‘IN-OUT’ referendum if he was to count on their support in government. Will the Euro Referendum result finally placate his backbenchers or will it, has some predict, tear the Tories apart? It’s a gamble that could eventually return to haunt the Prime Minister.