The Journal Opinion: Coming through loud and clear on issue of EU

The Journal's opinion column for Thursday, November 13, where we highlight the Tory Party's stance on the European Union

Andy Stenning David Cameron makes his closing speech to the Conservative conference 2014 in Birmingham
Prime Minister David Cameron

It sometimes seems that the Conservative Party is sleepwalking in the direction of an exit from the European Union.

Under pressure from Ukip, the Conservatives are in danger of shifting from a policy of promising a referendum (which is fine) to hinting that it will campaign for a No vote.

An election is looming, increasing the dangers that the Tories will promise things that it will later come to bitterly regret.

It is, therefore, of value for the Conservatives to know now just what is at stake. In Northumberland yesterday, Cabinet minister Liz Truss heard some plain speaking on this subject. Let’s hope she takes the message back to her colleagues.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer