Brexit Referendum May Take Place in ‘Few Months’ – Cameron
Brexit Referendum May Take Place in ‘Few Months’ – Cameron © AP Photo/ Peter Macdiarmid
18:45 02.02.2016Get short URL
UK Prime Minister David Cameron said that a referendum on Britain’s EU membership could be held within “a few months.”
LONDON (Sputnik) – UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday did not rule out the possibility of holding a referendum on Britain’s EU membership within “a few months.”
“We have only got now potentially a few months before we hold this referendum if we get this agreement, if it goes through and we name the date for that referendum,” Cameron stated in a key speech on London’s planned deal with Brussels in the English town of Chippenham.
Earlier in the day, European Council President Donald Tusk proposed a set of compromises to retain the United Kingdom as a member of the union. His plan is due to be scrutinized by all the EU member states later in February.
Cameron has pledged to hold a referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership in the bloc, referred to as an in/out vote, no later than late 2017.
UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond suggested last week that the so-called Brexit vote could take place in June if no reform agreement is reached in February.