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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 to make Europe statement in Commons

Prime Minister David Cameron will make a statement on Europe later today Credit: Reuters

David Cameron is facing renewed backbench disquiet over the European Union after he tried and failed to satisfy Conservative demands for a referendum.

Conservative MPs warned that the Prime Minister had not gone far enough by declaring that he would consider calling a referendum - but not yet.

Later today, Mr Cameron will make a statement on Europe to MPs in the Commons.

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