Cameron seeks referendum on Britain's ties with EU

David Cameron. Credit: Reuters

David Cameron is opening the door to a referendum on Britain’s future relationship with the European Union - declaring that voters need a "real choice". The PM insisted an immediate in/out referendum - which he is under pressure from his own party to deliver - was not what most people wanted.

The Prime Minister uses an article in The Sunday Telegraph to make clear that Britain is in danger of getting swamped by EU legislation and bureaucracy which he would like to see scrapped.

He makes clear for the first time that changes will need the "full-hearted support of the British people" down the line.