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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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PM: I don't think EU view has changed

David Cameron's official spokesman has said that the position on a referendum which the Prime Minister set out over the weekend did not represent a shift from his comments at the European Council last Friday, when he appeared to be ruling out a poll.

The spokesman told a daily media briefing in Westminster.

I don't think his view has changed.

What he said on Friday was that he didn't think an in/out referendum was the right question.

He has set out the position very clearly in his article yesterday.

When it comes to the EU, there is ongoing uncertainty and that is at the heart of the argument he makes.

It would seem that the EU is going to change, but precisely how it changes we don't know at the present time and I don't think the other 26 members of the EU are able to say with any certainty how it will change.

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