Europe: you decide

Europe: you decide

A new settlement for Britain in the EU, followed by an in-out referendum. Join the campaign...

David Cameron has announced, that if a Conservative Government is elected in 2015, they would negotiate a new settlement for Britain in Europe and then hold an in-out referendum to let the British public decide.

The Conservatives believe that Britain should remain in Europe, not just selling goods in the single market but having a say in it's rules. We also know that, with the ongoing Eurozone crisis, Europe is changing fast and that many people feel the EU is heading in a direction they didn’t sign up to.

That’s why the Conservative Manifesto for 2015 will commit to negotiating a new settlement for Britain in the European Union and then asking the British people to decide, in an in-out referendum, whether they want to remain in the EU on these new terms or come out.

The negotiation of this new settlement and the referendum will take place within the first half of the next Parliament.

To take part in the campaign please visit our campaign website: Let Britain Decide.

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Grant Shapps

Comment by Grant Shapps, Conservative Party Chairman:

Today David Cameron set out how we can remain in the European Union with a new settlement that better suits Britain and the British people.
If you elect a Conservative government in 2015, we will seek to negotiate a new settlement for Britain in the EU and then hold an in-out referendum. So with a Conservative government you will decide whether to stay in a reformed Europe, or come out altogether.
What also became clear at Prime Minister’s Questions today is that Ed Miliband has ruled out an in-out referendum. Labour doesn’t trust the people to have their say on Britain’s future. 
~ Grant Shapps, Conservative Party Chairman
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