Sunday, January 20, 2013

Liam Fox says voters want return to Common Market as PM faces more pressure over EU speech

Voters want a return to the Common Market, one of the Conservative Party's leading Eurosceptics told David Cameron yesterday today ahead of the Prime Minister's long-awaited speech on Britain's future in the EU.

Former defence secretary Liam Fox said Britain should be aiming to return to a 'basic economic relationship' with Brussels, which people backed in a referendum in 1975.

Dr Fox said he had seen the Prime Minister's speech -- expected to be delivered on Wednesday after being postponed because of the Algeria hostage crisis -- and believed it would be an historic moment.