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Route to Europe referendum

David Cameron tried to set the record straight today on his position on Europe. He told MPs that "the status quo was not acceptable" but it was wrong to rule out any referendum in future.

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David Cameron's 'weakness' outlined

Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander has branded David Cameron's possibility of an EU referendum as a sign of 'weakness'.

He said:

"These latest statements about the possibility of an EU referendum reveal more about David Cameron's present weakness than his future plans.

"Ruling out a referendum one day and then ruling it back in again the next looks like a Prime Minister spending more time managing his party than leading the country.

"David Cameron seems to be more concerned with securing headlines about Europe than securing vital reforms within Europe."

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