US warns UK on EU referendum

A senior US government official has indicated that the Obama administration wants Britain to retain an influential role in the European Union. Philip Gordon warned that Washington favoured a "strong British voice" within the EU.

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Labour concerned UK 'sleepwalking towards EU exit'

Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander said:

On the same day that top British business leaders fired a warning shot across the bows of the Prime Minister, a senior White House official has also signalled concerns about the possibility of Britain leaving the EU.

There is today a real risk of Britain sleepwalking towards exit because of a Prime Minister motivated more by the need for party unity than by the interests of the country.

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