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.

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Cameron outlines his EU referendum pledge

In a speech in London, Prime Minister David Cameron outlined why he is in favour of a referendum on Europe.

He said "simply asking the British people to carry on accepting a European settlement over which they have had little choice" could mean when the question was finally asked it was more likely they would "reject the EU".

He added: "I believe in confronting this issue - shaping it, leading the debate not simply hoping a difficult situation will go away".

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