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PM attracts cross-party flak over reneging on Europe vote vow

By Nigel Morris

Prime Minister David Cameron came under scathing attack from right across the political spectrum last night after reneging on a promise to give MPs a vote on a contentious European issue.

He had promised that MPs would be given a vote on whether to opt back into the European arrest warrant, a move which was strongly opposed by Tory backbenchers.

MPs had believed they were going to be given a vote on whether to opt in to a package of 35 EU justice and home affairs measures favoured by the Government.

But when the Commons order paper was published, it emerged they would only be asked to approve 11 of the 35 measures. The warrant was missing from the list, although the vote passed.

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