“Over the last week, many on the left have been crowing at the sight of the Tories going into self-destruct mode over Europe. Cameron has brought this upon himself, they say, playing up to the Eurosceptic gallery and surrounding himself with rightwingers for whom EU membership was the overriding reason for going into politics in the first place. Yet the Conservative party’s three-line whip for the vote on holding an EU referendum is not as unlikely as many have argued; it is the culmination of five years during which the party’s top politicians have become more pragmatic about the EU. Here, then, is the secret history of Cameron’s Europragmatism in 10 dates.”

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