U.K. Conservative Lawmakers Want EU Referendum
The European Union isn't so popular, anymore
Half of all Conservative backbenchers have voted to criticise David Cameron's Queen's Speech for failing to propose a law on a European Union referendum.
In a symbolic expression of deep unease with the Coalition's European policy, around 114 Conservative MPs, including ministerial aides, backed an amendment regretting the omission of a referendum law.
Conservative support for the motion was bigger than expected and equal to more than a third of all the party's MPs.
Labour and the Liberal Democrats opposed the referendum call, and the amendment was defeated by 272 votes to 130