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EU referendum: it’s advantage Cameron

The Electoral Commission's ruling has saved the Prime Minister from a dangerous unforced error

By John McTernan  

David Cameron makes a speech on Europe where he promised an in/out referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union by the end of 2017. Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive/Press Association Images

In politics luck plays a greater part than many of its practitioners are willing to admit. Often it is the luck of facing an opposition party intent on self-destruction. Thatcher and Blair enjoyed that, and now it’s Cameron’s turn. Surely he can’t believe his luck today? But his greatest escape comes not from…

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