The Fox is turning into a stalking horse.

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tbg. hinted earlier this week that Liam Fox might be the stalking horse of this year's party conference and it seems as though the odds are quickly shortening.

The Darling of the Conservative Right is today leading the argument for an EU Referendum with the slogan 'Back to the Common Market.'

Dr Fox's argument is that all that is in Britain's interests in Europe is a single market and a customs union.

The former Defence Secretary wants a deadline for a referendum set as 2017 at the latest and for it to be central in the 2015 Conservative Manifesto.

Its also emerged today that Dr. Fox has received a donation for his office from the writer Frederick Forsyth.

If that doesn't raise a few eyebrows in Downing Street then nothing will.