Prime Minister hints at referendum on EU membership

The Prime Minister has hinted that the Conservative party may back a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU in the next parliament.

Speaking in Rio de Janeiro, where he is promoting UK businesses, he told a BBC reporter:

I don't think it is in Britain's interests to leave the EU but I do think what it is increasingly becoming the time for is a new settlement between Britain and Europe, and I think that new settlement will require fresh consent.

In the next parliament, I think there will be opportunities for a fresh settlement and for new consent to that settlement.

– david cameron

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