PM stands up for Britain's EU membership

The Prime Minister has given a speech in Essex today defending Britain's position in the European Union.

Speaking at the new deep-sea container port near Stanford-le-Hope, which will bring huge investment to the area, David Cameron said continued membership of the EU was in the national interest.

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PM Europe speech in Essex

David Cameron is risking the wrath of Tory backbenchers by making the European Union a key part of his vision for Britain's future in a speech in Essex.