“I think it would be very good for our out campaign to actually concentrate on issues and not on the integrity of the other side.”
Tory peer Danny Finkelstein said that while claims by rebels in his party that they could muster the 50 signatures needed to force a no confidence vote in Cameron were probably true, it would be much harder to bring him down.
“I think it will not be difficult to find 50 people who are discontented with David Cameron at the end, probably more,” Lord Finkelstein told the BBC.
“But I think it would be very hard to produce a majority of the Conservative party that wanted to remove him.
“And that I think will make even those who are against him think twice before they start a letter campaign that might end up strengthening him, not weakening him.”
By attacking Cameron before the referendum is over, his opponents are making themselves look ridiculous. The public will not warm to their histrionics. I have no doubt that if there is a confidence vote, Cameron would win it without a sweat.