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British PM Cameron’s bid to guarantee EU referendum fails

LONDON (Reuters) British Prime Minister David Cameron canada goose factory sale hopes of enshrining into law his promise of a referendum on European canadian goose jacket Union canada goose uk black friday membership have collapsed after lawmakers said late on Tuesday that his Liberal Democrat coalition partners had blocked the legislation.

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron gestures during a news conference after an EU summit in Brussels October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Cameron wants to renegotiate canada goose uk shop Britain ties with Europe and hold a referendum by 2017, while the Liberal Canada Goose Coats On Sale Democrats and the opposition Labour party say a vote would be destabilizing.

Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats say they would canada goose coats only hold a referendum if canada goose uk outlet the balance of power in the bloc canada goose coats on sale was significantly altered.

The collapse, news of which emerged after private negotiations, does uk canada goose not prevent Cameron holding a referendum if he wins the 2015 election but will anger rebellious cheap Canada Goose eurosceptics among his Conservatives, threatening the unity within the party.

The bill failure will also damage Cameron hopes of buy canada goose jacket cheap persuading voters and lawmakers not to defect to the anti EU UK Independence Party (UKIP).

Cameron had hoped to push through laws guaranteeing a referendum by 2017 using a bill sponsored privately by one of his Canada Goose sale lawmakers an unorthodox route that removed the need for draft canada goose laws to have the backing of both coalition partners.

The Liberal Democrats said they were ready canada goose clearance sale to let lawmakers vote on the issue even though they disagreed with the bill.

have used Westminster tricks to try to deny the British people a say on their membership of the EU.

The chances of the bill passing into law were already slim after a similar bid failed in January when the upper house of parliament Canada Goose online filibustered the legislation during its latter stages.

The Liberal Democrats said Cameron party were trying to make them scapegoats for the failure of the bill, saying the deal they were offered came with the unacceptable condition of allotting government allocated parliamentary time to the EU bill.

The value of the law, even if passed, would have been largely symbolic as it could have Canada Goose Outlet been repealed if the opposition Labour party had won power at next year election.

But, for Cameron, success would have helped hold together his party, which is deeply divided over Britain EU membership, and was Canada Goose Jackets seen as a way to canada goose black friday sale address Discount Canada Goose Canada Goose Parka the concerns of eurosceptic voters who have switched buy canada goose jacket allegiance to UKIP.

UKIP, which wants for an immediate EU withdrawal, recently won its first elected seat in parliament after canada goose store a lawmaker defected from the Conservatives, saying that Cameron was not serious uk canada goose outlet about reforming cheap canada goose uk Britain relationship with the EU.

Opinion polls show UKIP with its highest ever levels of support, largely at the expense of the Conservatives, threatening canada goose clearance Cameron chances of winning the 2015 vote. That will be put to the test on Nov. 20 when the second lawmaker to defect to UKIP seeks Canada Goose Online re election, standing against a Conservative.

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