UK Daily Mail
Oct 3, 2011
David Cameron is struggling to contain a rising tide of Tory Euroscepticism after insisting he would not support a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU.
The Prime Minister said he did want to claw back powers from Brussels, but suggested it would have to wait for negotiations over a new treaty which might be several years away.
He signalled to around 120 Conservative MPs in a new Eurosceptic grouping that the debt crisis engulfing the eurozone and threatening to drag the British economy down must take priority.
‘I don’t want Britain to leave the EU,’ he said. ‘I think it’s the wrong answer for Britain. People in rooms up and down Britain aren’t thinking, gosh, if only we could have a treaty change in Europe.
‘They’re thinking, get the economy moving, get jobs going in this economy. That’s what my leadership’s about, that’s what this conference is all about.’
This article was posted: Monday, October 3, 2011 at 3:28 am