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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Tory MPJohn Redwood: 'UK needs to be free of any financial liability from the euro troubles'

Senior Tory backbencher John Redwood has urged the Government to press for a renegotiation of the UK's relationship with the EU now.

He wrote on his blog:

"The Government is wrong to say we cannot make a move now owing to the problems of the eurozone.

"We need to make the move now for just that reason. The UK needs to be free of any financial liability from the euro troubles, and free of the extra government the EU will now seek to impose to try to 'save' the euro.

"The Government should see what it can negotiate and then put it to the vote. The referendum question should simply be: 'Do you want to stay in the EU based on the new deal on offer?"'

– Conservative MP John Redwood

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