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British PM Cameron calls for June 23 referendum on EU

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 01:39

British Prime Minister David Cameron tells the British people that the deal clinched with other EU leaders in Brussels gives the UK the ''benefits'' of EU membership without the parts of Europe ''that don't work for us''. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday he would call for a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union for June 23. "I will go to parliament and propose that the British people decide our future in Europe through an in-out referendum on Thursday the 23rd of June," he said. "My recommendation is clear. I believe that Britain will be safer and stronger and better off in a reformed European Union." Cameron, speaking outside his Number 10 Downing Street residence, clinched a deal with other European Union leaders at a summit in Brussels on Friday which he hopes will keep the country in the bloc. On Saturday morning, he met with his cabinet, which agreed that the government's position would be to recommend that Britain remains in the EU. Cameron said Britain's plan for Europe "gives us the best of both worlds", adding that Britain can enjoy the benefits of being in the EU without having to accept the "parts of Europe that don't work for us" such as "Europe zone bailouts".

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British PM Cameron calls for June 23 referendum on EU

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 01:39