(London Post) David Cameron has reportedly been told that he will face a leadership challenge unless he tones down his attacks on Boris Johnson and other “Out” campaigners.
Tory ministers and senior backbenchers have even threatened a “no confidence” vote if the Prime Minister fails to halt “blue on blue” attacks on fellow Conservatives, according to the Sunday Times.
A senior backbencher told the newspaper they would have “no problem” getting the 50 signatures needed to force a vote, adding: “Cameron’s position will be untenable even if he wins the referendum if he carries on like this.”
Sir Bill is a key figure in the Grassroots Out organisation, which is campaigning for the UK to leave the European Union.
Labour MP Kate Hoey confirmed to Sky News that she overheard Mr Hammond swearing at Bill Cash and saying “you deliberately ignored me”.
Mr Hammond was apparently angry that Sir Bill published a Brussels document confirming the Prime Minister’s deal was legally binding, after the Foreign Secretary had asked him to keep it confidential.
A Foreign Office source confirmed they will be referring the incident to parliamentary authorities, adding: “The legal advice in question confirms that the deal the Prime Minister secured is legally binding and irreversible.
“The wider issue is whether Parliamentary authorities may not look into the issue of a Committee breaching longstanding rules in place that allow for the Government to provide sought-after advice, in confidence, to better inform committees of Parliament.
“This is a process matter, not an issue of how the Government’s EU deal is legally binding, that has already been recognised.”