Cabinet crisis for Cameron as ministers break ranks over EU
Several UK ministers have stated their support for leaving the EU as the cabinet prepares to vote later this week.
Education Minister Michael Gove and Defence Secretary Philip Hammond have publically stated they would vote to leave the EU, should a referendum be held now, dealing a damaging blow to Prime Minister David Cameron.
These comments follow similar calls for a British withdrawal made last week by senior party figure and former chancellor Nigel Lawson, and contrast with the PM's EU plan.
"Dozens of Conservative MPs," reports The Guardian, are preparing to take part in a vote later this week, complaining at the fact that the Queen's May 8 speech, outlining the government's planned legal reforms, contained no pledge to hold an in-out poll on Britain's EU membership.
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