Cameron may call for referendum on relationship with European Union

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:40 hrs

British Prime Minister David Cameron has held out the prospect of a referendum on Britain's relationship with the European Union, but only when it has been 'fundamentally' changed.

Cameron dismissed the idea of an immediate in/out referendum, insisting that would be putting a 'false choice' in front of voters.

According to, but he said he is 'not against a referendum' altogether and is in favour of one 'in some cases'.

He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that as per the principle, if you are fundamentally changing the relationship between Britain and Europe, then you should be having a referendum.

Asked whether it should be a straightforward question of in or out, Cameron said he would set out more detail in a highly anticipated speech on the subject he is due to deliver in the Netherlands this month.

Amid claims from some in his party that it might be in Britain's interests to leave the EU, Cameron said that he was in favour of the membership of the European Union and he was optimistic and confident that they can achieve changes in the European Union to make sure that Britain feels more comfortable with relationship with Europe, the report added. (ANI)

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