The EU vote Cameron doesn't want
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Prime Minister David Cameron has promised the British public an in/out referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union (EU). The referendum itself will give voters a choice of staying in the EU, with more powers retained by Westminster, or leaving the union. Cameron had previously rejected calls from within his own party for such a renegotiation of Britain’s international position. Indeed, during a session of Prime Minister’s Questions in March 2011, Cameron refused to promise a referendum, saying: “I think that we are better off inside the EU but making changes to it.” Why the sudden change of course? Surely, as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, he has the final say on Conservative policy?
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