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Monday, January 14, 2013

Cameron plays down prospect of in-out EU referendum

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday played down the prospect of a near-term referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union, ahead of a long-awaited speech on the issue he is expected to deliver next week.

Cameron says he wants Britain to remain in the EU - a major trading partner - but is under intense pressure from his own party and an increasingly eurosceptic public to repatriate powers from Brussels or leave the 27-member bloc altogether.

"If we had an in-out referendum tomorrow, or very shortly, I don't think that would be the right answer for the simple reason that I think we would be giving people a false choice," he told BBC radio. (SO WE DON'T GET A CHOICE!)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/14/us-britain-europe-cameron-idUSBRE90D0BJ20130114