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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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Liam Fox: 'I do not think Britain's national interest served by its current EU relationship'

Former defence secretary, Dr Liam Fox, has said in a speech calling for a referendum on Britain's membership with the EU:

I do not believe that Britain's national interest is served by its current relationship with the EU. This becomes even more so with the shifting dynamic unfolding before us.

It is not we in Britain who have brought about the fundamental change in the nature of the EU. We stayed outside a single currency project whose flaws have turned out to be exactly as we envisaged and predicted.

But such is the new reality in which we find ourselves that to either ignore or deny this will continue the policy of half-truths and deception which has gone on for far too long.

– Former defence secretary, Dr Liam Fox

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