"I will not back down on this. All I am doing is try to ensure that the government follows Labour's election manifesto pledge to give the public a vote."
Frank is not alone, there are several other Labour MPs willing to rebel by backing an all party campaign to force a referendum. The Echo speculates that this rebellion could lead to the defection of some Labour MPs to the Conservative party. I hope that is true, we need a boost at the moment - what with the gap once again closing with Labour in recent polls. One thing is for sure - if any MP should decide to join the Conservatives because they feel it's the only honest way to represent their constituents' wishes, then they are most welcome.