Is it possible for politicians to be both living in the past and ahead of their time? That is how I feel about the Tory Eurosceptics, who have just given David Cameron a nasty shock, by defying the government in large numbers to demand a referendum on British membership of the European Union. The vote took place about an hour ago, and it looks as if more than 80 Tories – more than one in four of the party’s MPs – have joined the rebellion. Read more
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