October 4, 2011
David Cameron risked fuelling eurosceptic anger today by bluntly dismissing the prospect of an in-out referendum.
The Prime Minister said he was governing for the “whole country”, and would not back a “false choice” between staying in the European Union or leaving.
However, he also appeared to confirm that a referendum will be held if the crisis in the eurozone leads to a new treaty.
The comments came in a round of broadcast interviews at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.
Right-wingers at the gathering have been demanding a popular vote on EU membership, saying the debt crisis in the single currency area reinforces their arguments.
This article was posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 8:23 am