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Inside the Tories' EU dogfight

The Brexit campaign has been greatly bolstered by the support of Boris Johnson and Michael Gove

27 February 2016

9:00 AM

27 February 2016

9:00 AM

 

Many Tories had doubts about David Cameron’s EU renegotiation, but only Boris Johnson was promised a piece of legislation to assuage his particular concerns. It was quite a compliment. The so-called Sovereignty Bill was, in effect, the Get Boris Onside Act. It was designed to deal with the Mayor of London’s fears about the relationship between the British parliament and courts and the EU.

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