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David Cameron sier han gjerne kan holde EU-avstemning før 2017 (hvis de konservative vinner valget 7. mai). Men først og fremst vil han reforhandle med EU. Han er sikker på at partifellene vil være enige i reforhandlingsstrategien – og de som ikke måtte være det: vennligst ta hatten og gå.

“If we could do that earlier, I’d be delighted, if we could deliver on this referendum then the sooner I can deliver on it the better.»

«There are Conservative Members of Parliament who want to leave the European Union come what may. But if you’re part of the Government then clearly you’re part of the team that is aiming for the renegotiation referendum.”

Man trenger ikke å anstrenge seg for å se hva Cameron egentlig sier her: De konservative vil reforhandle med EU, men vil ikke forlate unionen. Parlamentsmedlemmer som er uenige i dette bør enten holde munn eller finne seg et annet parti.

Cameron tar en stor sjanse her, han kan risikere at partiet splittes før en avstemning finner sted. Ukip vil stå klar med åpne armer til konservative representanter som ikke liker smellet av partipisken i EU-spørsmålet.

David Cameron today warned anti-EU Cabinet ministers they face the sack if they do not back him on staying in a reformed Europe.

The Prime Minister signalled that all senior Tories will have to support his stance on voting to stay in the European Union if he secures a deal on clawing powers back from Brussels.

And he took a swipe at the ‘appalling’ views of some people in Ukip, but refused to rule out entering a power-sharing deal with Nigel Farage’s party.

Dette skrev Daily Mail. De ble kanskje litt ivrige i sitt utsagn om at han nektet å avvise en koalisjon med Ukip, sannheten var vel heller den at Cameron ikke svarte på spørsmålet:

On Friday former Tory party chairman Lord Tebbit warned Mr Cameron can only hope to win the election if Ukip ‘implodes’.

Today Mr Cameron refused to rule out joining a coalition with Ukip.

Asked if he would allow Mr Farage or another member of to have a top seat at the Cabinet table or a job as a minister, Mr Cameron sidestepped the issue.

He said: ‘I hope you’re going to forgive me, and other interviewers will forgive me, that between now and the election I’m going to fight as hard as I can for a Conservative overall majority because I think that’s in the interests of our country.’

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Cameron startet valgkampen idag – veien videre ser humpete ut

 

Frankrikes utenriksminister, Laurent Fabius, levner ingen tvil om hva han mener om en Brexit (British exit):

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The Telegraph  Daily Mail