Just how big is the Cabinet rebellion, perhaps we just need a sense of perspective?

Widely reported in the UK press today is that Liam Fox claims that “up to” 5 Cabinet ministers will rebel against the UK remaining in the EU.

This is in stark contrast to previous assertions that the majority of cabinet ministers are against the EU. or was it the majority of Tory MPs?

As it stands “up to” a fifth of the Cabinet (that is 5 out of 25 Cabinet members) may vote for a Brexit and there are far less than a fifth ( perhaps 50 according to newspaper reports) of Conservative MPs declaring against the UK’s membership of the EU.

Just where is this massive Tory campaign to get the UK to leave the EU? It seems like a very minority view, a significant minority perhaps, certainly a point of view not to be ignored but a minority nonetheless.

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