No 10 seeks EU budget freeze

The Government is seeking "at best a cut, at worst a freeze" in the European Union budget negotiations this week, No 10 has said. The CBI president has urged ministers not to forget "our old friends in Europe".

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Tory MP calls for two national votes on Europe

David Davis speaking to Conservative Home this lunchtime. Credit: Twitter: @TimMontgomerie

Tory MP David Davis has intensified his campaign for Britain to have a referendum on Britain's relationship with the EU.

The Eurosceptic MP is calling for two national votes on the issue: one to approve a list of powers for the UK to seek to seize back, and another 'in-out' poll.

Speaking to Conservative Home, Mr Davis said the majority of Tory MPs are Eurosceptics, and the majority of the public want to see Britain take back "significant powers." He said:

"We must repatriate justice, immigration, social and employment laws, health and safety and financial regulation."

"Over 90% of Tory MPs are now Eurosceptics....70% of British people would vote for repatriation of significant powers."

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