Blair: Referendum vow 'driven by internal Tory problem'

"Britain has got to be a part of the biggest political union, largest business market in the world, that's right on our doorstep," Tony Blair has told ITV News.

He said David Cameron's referendum pledge was "driven more by [the] internal Conservative party problem on Europe, which I'm afraid is back with us now, and UKIP."

He told Economics Editor Richard Edgar that eurosceptics on the right of the Conservative party and in Ukip "are never going to be satisfied."

"There is nothing that he [Cameron] is going to do that will placate those people."

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Clegg criticises EU referendum

David Cameron's EU referendum promise is "not in the national interest" and risks derailing the fragile UK economy, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warned.