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Carswell’s defection to Ukip is a ‘self-defeating betrayal’

"Unless there is a Conservative majority in the House of Commons there will not be a referendum on Europe"

By William Cash  

The Conservative party must draw important lessons from its byelection loss. ©Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The real question for Douglas Carswell, for Ukip and for the country is—do you want a referendum on the European question of “In or Out?”

To hold a referendum at all, there has to be an Act of Parliament…

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