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PM to campaign for Yes vote

Cameron urges patience on date of EU poll

David CameronPrime Minister David Cameron has not yet set a date of the referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union and is in no rush to do so, according to Westminster sources.

A Sunday newspaper reported that his renegotiation of Britain’s terms had been “bloody hard work” and he was calling on the voters to be patient.

Mr Cameron has pledged to hold a referendum on the issue by the end of 2017 amid concern among his supporters that he is finding it more difficult than he had expected to achieve the concessions he wants.

He has indicated that he may take leadership of the Yes campaign.

In an interview on The Andrew Marr Show on BBC1, the prime minister said: “There are things we get out of Europe no doubt about it. We are a trading nation. We don’t just want access to Europe’s markets. We need a say over the rules. That is what we get sitting round that table.”


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