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Tory MP David Davis has intensified his campaign for Britain to have a referendum on Britain's relationship with the EU.
The Eurosceptic MP is calling for two national votes on the issue: one to approve a list of powers for the UK to seek to seize back, and another 'in-out' poll.
Speaking to Conservative Home, Mr Davis said the majority of Tory MPs are Eurosceptics, and the majority of the public want to see Britain take back "significant powers." He said:
"We must repatriate justice, immigration, social and employment laws, health and safety and financial regulation."
"Over 90% of Tory MPs are now Eurosceptics....70% of British people would vote for repatriation of significant powers."
Labour leader said the rise of Euroscepticism within the UK was causing "alarm" with partners across the bloc. He said being part of Europe was good for British business, and any exit would be a betrayal of the national interest:
"I will not let Britain sleepwalk to an exit from the European Union, it would be bad for prosperity"
He said the "reasons for scepticism are real" and it was up to leaders to tackle the questions raised about the problems of the single currency:
"Scepticism about the euro and the project undermines the case for the wider European Union"
The Prime Minister's spokeswoman said David Cameron does believe a deal can be reached on the European Union budget, due to be discussed during a summit this Thursday in Brussels. The spokeswoman said:
Mr Cameron has called for a real terms freeze for the 2014-2020 budget, and has threatened to use Britain's veto to stop any agreement that is "not in the interests of British taxpayers."
The spokeswoman said the Government was still seeking "at best a cut, at worst a freeze" in the budget.
Prime Minister David Cameron said it was important to be "more positive" about the successes of the European Union, but that he made "no apologies" for standing up for Britain's interests. He said:
"I don't think it makes you a bad European because you ought to have a tough budget settlement in Europe, I think it makes you a good European, I feel I have the people of Europe on our side, we should stop endlessly picking their pockets and spending more and more money"
CBI president Sir Roger Carr waded into the row over the UK's involvement in Europe today by warning of the risks to British industry of "isolation." Opening the CBI's annual conference in London, Sir Roger said:
Sir Roger said Europe was the "bedrock" of the UK's international trade, and should be viewed as the "launchpad" for expanding global trade, and "not a landmass from which the country retreats."
European Union officials have started to work on a plan to create a long-term budget that does not include the UK, according to the Financial Times.
The plan comes amid mounting frustration at Britain's demand for a spending freeze.
EU officials and national diplomats are studying the legal and technical feasibility of the plan, according to reports. On Thursday, leaders from 27 countries will meet on Brussels to try and reach agreement on the long-term budget.
Eurosceptic Conservative MP Peter Bone has told Daybreak that the party is united behind calls for a referendum on the EU.
He said: "What David Davis is saying is what many others have said. Demanding action in this parliament guaranteeing a referendum in the next parliament."
Political commentator Andrew Pierce added: "They [the Tories] do not want any more powers. They want to take powers back from Brussels. It's Labour who are divided."
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has told the Prime Minister to ignore demands for a increase in the European Union budget.
David Cameron is to debate the new deal at the summit of European leaders this week, where Mr Johnson insists he has "absolutely no doubt that he will veto this package."
"It is time for David Cameron to put on that pineapple-coloured wig and powder blue suit, whirl his handbag round his head and bring it crashing to the table with the words no, non, nein, neen, nee, ne, ei and ochi, until they get the message."
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The CBI conference opened with a friendly warning to the Prime Minister on the dangers of isolating the UK in Europe.