The Eurosceptic ministers will probably soon resign from their posts in the government to campaign for a NO VOTE in the upcoming EU referendum. However, David Cameron will be very careful and keep a cautious eye on the eight of his ministers who might directly leave the government to campaign for Britain to leave European Union in the EU referendum. The eight ministers who might take such action can be divided into the subsequent categories.
The list starts with Iain Duncan Smith who was a former conservative leader. He has openly expressed that Britain needs to rethink its essential association with the EU. He was encouraged when David Cameron appointed him to the cabinet committee that will administer the EU referendum related negotiations which he may have taken as a signal that Mr. Cameron wanted to control a broad church.
Such an action was taken by David Cameron because he is well aware of the fact that if Duncan resigns from his post it would cause serious problem and would fire up the No Vote campaign. But Iain Duncan Smith is not very impressed by any such sweetener. If he thinks that deal is not enough, he will resign no matter what else done to keep him in the post.
The prime minister recruited and promoted three hard-line Eurosceptic and expects them to fully support him on EU Referendum. Dominic Raab, the justice minister, Priti Patel, the employment minister who attends cabinet, and John Whittingdale, the culture secretary, may well have signed up for the long haul.
But such a political undertaking always has some uncertainties. All of these three persons are very strong Eurosceptic and there is still a great possibility that they will join the no vote campaign.
The cabinet office minister Oliver Letwin and the justice sectary Michael Gove, both have big doubts about the virtues of Britain’s membership in EU. Such doubts will not easily be resolved not even by Cameron’s polite renegotiation tactics. But this pair is among the closest allies that Mr Cameron has and both are likely to put their personal reliability to the prime minister first.
The business secretary Sajid Javid is being considered as one of the leadership potentials of the No Vote campaign. He might see profit in simply resigning to join, and according to many, to lead the No vote campaign. The prime minister has already provided Javid with a place in the referendum overseeing committee which would make it a little complex for him to attend the no vote campaign.
The Long-Serving Eurosceptic
The leader of the Commons Chris Grayling has a fine track record of being a strong Eurosceptic. From the time when he came to parliament with the current prime minister, he has often been viewed as one of the strongest of Eurosceptics. His thoughts on the EU referendum are quite similar to that of Gove and Letwin with one very important difference. And that is Chris Grayling is not loyal to Cameron who has often treated Grayling in cavalier style for many years.