1. ‘EUROPE QUESTION’

    Cameron Pledges Referendum on EU

    Cameron speaks of EU referendum on Wednesday. (Matt Dunham/AP)

    British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged on Wednesday to hold a referendum in the first half of the next Parliament to whether the country will stay in the European Union. “It is time to settle this European question in British politics,” Cameron said. “I say to the British people: this is your decision.” Cameron said he will personally fight to stay in the EU, but he nonetheless called for Britain to have a better relationship with Brussels and argued for a more “flexible, willing cooperation” for all members. His speech has already drawn criticism on the continent, where French and German leaders said Britain cannot “cherry-pick” EU membership.

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