BIRMINGHAM, England Oct 9 Prime Minister David
Cameron said on Tuesday a referendum on Britain's relationship
with the European Union was the most sensible way of forging a
fresh settlement with the 27-member bloc.
Cameron is under mounting pressure from his party's restive
right wing for a vote on Britain's relationship with the
European Union. Cameron says Britain should remain in the union.
Cameron gave no time frame for a vote or any indication of
what could be asked at such a referendum. The prime minister has
said he is against a simple in/out referendum.
"When we achieve that fresh settlement it needs consent,
either at a referendum or a general election," Cameron told the
BBC on the sidelines of the Conservative Party conference in the
English city of Birmingham.
"Frankly a referendum is obviously the cleanest, neatest and
most sensible way of doing that," he said.