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David Cameron has said the British people must "have their say" on Europe as he pledged an in/out referendum if the Conservatives win the election. The prime minister said he wanted to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the EU, before asking people to vote. The British people would face a "very simple choice", he stated, either to accept the result of the talks or to leave the EU altogether. France and Germany both warned the UK could not "cherry pick" EU membership. Labour said Mr Cameron was "weak" and being driven by "party interest", while the PM's coalition partner, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, said "years of uncertainty" caused by a future referendum would hit jobs and growth and "was not in the national interest". In a long-awaited speech, welcomed by many Conservative MPs, Mr Cameron pledged to hold a referendum during the early part of the next parliament - by the end of 2017 at the latest - if the Conservatives win the next general election. He said it would be a decision on the UK's "destiny" and, if he secured a new relationship he was happy with, he would campaign "heart and soul" to stay within the EU. "It is time for the British people to have their say," he said. "It is time to settle this European question in British politics. I say to the British people: this will be your decision." However, Mr Cameron did not spell out what powers he would like to see the UK take back as part of a new settlement or what would happen if the negotiations did not go his way. 'Very simple choice' The Conservative leader has been under pressure from many of his MPs to give a binding commitment to a vote on Europe. Mr Cameron said "disillusionment" with the EU was "at an all time high" and "simply asking the British people to carry on accepting a European settlement over which they have had little choice" was likely to accelerate calls for the UK to leave. "That is why I am in favour of a referendum," he said. "I believe in confronting this issue - shaping it, leading the debate. Not simply hoping a difficult situation will go away." Setting out the conditions for a future poll, he said he would seek a "mandate" for a renegotiation and a referendum in the next Conservative election manifesto. "And when we have negotiated that new settlement, we will give the British people a referendum with a very simple in-or-out choice to stay in the EU on these new terms; or come out altogether. It will be an in/out referendum." But he said holding such a referendum now would be a "false choice" because Europe was set to change following the eurozone crisis and it would be "wrong to ask people whether to stay or go before we have had a chance to put the relationship right". Mr Cameron said he "understood the appeal" of Britain going it alone and he was sure the UK would survive outside the EU. But, he said, the UK must think "very carefully" about the implications of withdrawal for its prosperity and role on the international stage. "If we left the European Union, it would be a one-way ticket, not a return," he added. The prime minister rejected suggestions that a new relationship was "impossible to achieve", adding that he would prefer all other EU countries to agree a new treaty but would be prepared to seek negotiations on a unilateral basis. However French foreign minister Laurent Fabius warned "you can't do Europe a la carte... to take an example which our British friends will understand - imagine Europe is a football club and you join, once you're in it you can't say 'let's play rugby'". German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle said Germany wanted the UK to "remain an active and constructive part of the European Union... but cherry picking is not an option" before adding that Europe needed more, not less, integration. Conservative MPs who want a looser relationship with the EU said it was a "watershed" moment. Douglas Carswell told the BBC it was the speech he had "been waiting to hear from a Conservative prime minister all his adult life" while Mark Pritchard said it was "a major triumph" and would unite his party. Mayor of London Boris Johnson said the British people had not been consulted on Europe since 1975, and it is "high time" they were. But the former European commissioner and Labour cabinet minister Lord Mandelson told the BBC that Mr Cameron was putting forward a "completely bogus and rather phoney set of demands and circumstances" designed to appease critics in his party. Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander added: "We understand the need for change but I don't honestly believe the best way to get change in a club of 27 is to stand at the exit door demanding change or threatening to leave." 'Threatening to leave'david cameron speech- uk and the eu
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- Author: euronews (in english)
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UKIP party leader Nigel Farage talks about PM David Cameron's wishy washy Europe speech. Recorded from Sky News, 23 January 2013.
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David Cameron Lied About an EU Referendum.
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UKIPs Nigel Farage amoung the guests talking about David Cameron's much talked about and anticipated speech on Europe. Recorded from BBC2's Daily Politics, 07 January 2013.