Thursday, January 10, 2013

Don't give People the Vote on staying in EU, the US Warns Cameron just weeks before announcement on in-out vote

America issued an extraordinary warning against Britain holding an EU referendum last night just weeks before David Cameron is due to promise voters an 'in-out' choice in 2018.

The Obama administration took the unusual step of signalling public concern about the Government's stance on the EU, saying 'referendums have often turned countries inward'.

Philip Gordon, US assistant secretary for European affairs, insisted Britain should not leave the EU or end up playing a diminished role in Brussels.