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Calais Crisis Is Cameron's Nightmare

03.08.2015 16:09

As the crisis in Calais continues, with yet another night of disruption to Channel Tunnel freight services, UK Prime Minister David Cameron is facing his worst nightmare: a huge rise in anti-Europe sentiment ahead of the In/Out referendum next year.

Cameron's own Conservative Party is split over Europe, with a significant minority wanting out of the European Union altogether. It is an issue that split the party down the middle when it was last in majority power in the late 1990s. It proved such a divisive issue that it was one of the reasons the party lost the 1997 election and remained out of power for 13 years.