10th November 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron has ruled out the potential for a second EU referendum if Britain votes to leave the union.
On Thursday the PM, put forward his targets for reformed EU membership but he urged that while his ideas for a reform would be difficult, they were not impossible.
Cameron said: “You the British people will decide. At that moment you will hold this country’s destiny in your hands. This is a huge decision for our country – perhaps the biggest we will make in our lifetimes. And it will be a final decision.”
Cameron is to outline his demands and goals in a letter to the president of the European Council, which will be published later.
He asserted he had four objectives are at the core of the UK’s negotiations – and that he was confident of a positive outcome.
These goals include:
Cameron added: “It is mission possible and it is going to take a lot of hard work to get there.
“I understand how difficult some of these welfare issues are for some member states, and I’m open to different ways of dealing with this issue.
“But we do need to secure arrangements that deliver on objectives set out in the Conservative manifesto to control migration from the European Union.
“But I want to be very clear: if we are able to reach agreement, it must be on a basis that is legally-binding and irreversible and where necessary has force in the Treaties.”
An “in/out” referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU must take place by the end of 2017.
Cameron has admitted what while he wants the UK to stay in a reformed EU, he has not ruled out the possibility of leaving if he get the changes he wants.