Sydsvenskan - Sweden | Monday, July 2, 2012
Cameron toying with idea of EU referendum
The Conservative British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will consider holding a referendum on Britain's relationship with the European Union. Cameron wrote in a piece for the Sunday Telegraph newspaper that he is ready to consider such a referendum when the time is right. The liberal daily Sydsvenskan approves: "Cameron wants the traditionally EU-sceptic British to participate in the EU. But he also points out that such participation requires both political understanding and a discussion that dares to ask what the EU should be and how its relations with the UK should look. If the EU is to have a future - even after the euro crisis - the member countries must rise up against nationalism and protectionism, but also be wary of more supra-nationality. When the core countries speed up the pace, the countries that are more critical of the EU must discuss what steps they should take."
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