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Cameron: EU referendum is my 'red line' in coalition talks

Holding a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU is the Tories' red line in any coalition deal, David Cameron has said - as he revealed he does not believe Ukip will get any seats in next Thursday's election.

Speaking to ITV News' deputy political editor Chris Ship, the Conservative leader said he would not lead any government unless a referendum was part of the deal.

Asked if it would lead to a coalition with Nigel Farage's Ukip, he said:

I don't think Ukip are going to have any Members of Parliament.

I think voting Ukip is in danger of letting a Labour MP in; therefore, in danger of putting Ed Miliband in Downing Street; and therefore ruling out the chance not just of a referendum but also ruling out the chance of economic success for our country.

– David Cameron, Conservative