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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Clegg attacks Cameron's 'vague' promise on Europe

David Cameron's "vague" promise of a renegotiation of Britain's membership of the European Union will damage economic growth and distract the Prime Minister's attention from more important issues such as jobs, immigration and crime, Nick Clegg warned today.

He told LBC 97.3 radio that Mr Cameron had announced the "so-called" renegotiation and an in/out referendum on UK membership "for his own political purposes".

But he indicated that the referendum promise would not necessarily prevent Liberal Democrats entering into a renewed coalition with Conservatives in the case of a hung Parliament after the 2015 general election.

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