After the Prime Minister's announcement that the UK will have an in/out referendum on Europe if the Conservatives win the next general election, UKIP leader Nigel Farage said:
"There is absolutely no reason to carry this on past the general election, and perhaps the biggest issue which will emerge over time is the issue of trust".
He went on: "We've heard this all before and frankly I don't really trust him, I don't trust his motives. He's just trying to defuse this issue and get UKIP off his back and it's not going to work".
To the surprise of many Lib Dems, Nick Clegg appears to have played down the importance of the Coalition's divide on an in-out referendum.
Business leaders in Davos are worried about the Prime Minister's pledge to put Britain's membership of the European Union to a referendum.
With some in France keen to "roll out the red carpet" for a British exit, Germans favouring decentralisation welcome EU renegotiation talks.