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The Conservative cobra comes back to life

The party's obsession with Europe is miserable news for Cameron

By Robin McGhee  

© UK in France

The Eurosceptics have won. In 1995, both the Chancellor, Kenneth Clarke, and the Deputy Prime Minister, Michael Heseltine, were in favour of continued integration and monetary union. Now no senior Tory would countenance anything less than considerable repatriation of powers. Clarke is a mere Minister without Portfolio, elderly and near retirement. There is nobody who comes close to replacing him. Now, the only question is when the…

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