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|Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:45 pm Post subject: CAMERLOON SAYS WE WILL NEVER HOLD A REFERENDUM ON EU,OH YES!
DAVID CAMERON: WE'LL NEVER HOLD A REFERENDUM ON THE EU
David Cameron met with Herman Van Rompuy at Number 10
Wednesday September 7,2011
By Emily Fox for express.co.uk Have your say(18)
DAVID Cameron ruled out ever holding a referendum on EU membership today.
The Prime Minister defied calls from Conservative eurosceptics who want a swift vote on the UK's relationship with the EU.
During Prime Minister's Questions, Mr Cameron, who met with President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy this afternoon, insisted there was "no case" for a vote.
David Cameron met with President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy outside Downing Street
Mr Cameron said: "I want us to be influential in Europe about the things that matter to our national interest - promoting the single market, pushing forward for growth, making sure we get lower energy prices.
I don't see the case for an in out referendum on Europe
"Those are things we will be fighting for but I don't see the case for an in out referendum on Europe.
"We are in Europe, we have got to make it work for us."
His comments will infuriate thousands of Britons, including Daily Express readers, who have called for a referendum on Britain's ties with Europe.
The news comes as a group made up from around 80 new intake Conservative MPs plan to press the Government for significant changes in Britain's role in Europe.
Tory MP George Eustice, one of the group's conveners, insisted the initial aim was for reforms rather than a referendum.
David Cameron has refused to hold a referendum on the EU
He said: "The aim of this new group is to promote debate about creating a new relationship with the EU and reversing the process of EU integration."
The group will work closely with think-tank Open Europe and could eventually expand to take in Labour eurosceptics and possibly some Liberal Democrats.
After a summer of turmoil in Europe, opinion is hardening against Brussels and many senior figures want Cameron to seize the moment but the Prime Minister is wary of dividing the coalition over the issue.
Chancellor, George Osborne admitted last night that growth had taken a turn for the worse.
Backbencher, Bill Cash warned that the refusal to grant a referendum could provoke a furious backlash.
" You're creating an extremely dangerous situation," he told Mr Cameron.
"Why won't you give the British people the right to have their say?"
Our leaders are so obsessed with being influential be it in Europe or elsewhere they have forgotten they are there to represent the wishes of the British people.
Its time to get rid of him and his mate, open season.