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Cameron Tightens Leash on Ministers Pushing for EU Exit Vote

  • Ministers with long-held views can disagree with `respect'
  • Until date set, Tories can campaign for EU but not against
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David Cameron tightened the leash on ministers who thought they were getting the freedom to campaign for Britain to leave the European Union.

After announcing on Jan. 5 that the usual government rules of collective responsibility were to be suspended, the prime minister wrote on Monday to all ministers setting out how this will work. Until he announces the referendum, they are free to argue for EU membership, but not against it.