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UK's Cameron to propose vote on EU membership after next election

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron walks past a map of Europe on a screen as he walks away after making a speech on holding a referendum on staying in the European Union in London, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Cameron said Wednesday he will offer British citizens a vote on whether to leave the European Union if his party wins the next election, a move which could trigger alarm among fellow member states. He acknowledged that public disillusionment with the EU is "at an all-time high," using a long-awaited speech in central London to say that the terms of Britain's membership in the bloc should be revised and the country's citizens should have a say. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
January 23, 2013 - 12:02 AM

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to offer British citizens a vote on whether to leave the European Union if his party wins the next election, a move which could trigger alarm among fellow member states.

Cameron will be making his long-awaited speech on the United Kingdom's future relationship with Europe on Wednesday. It was postponed last week due to the hostage crisis in Algeria.

According to excerpts of the speech released by his office, he will acknowledge that public disillusionment with the EU is "at an all-time high," and the terms of membership in the bloc should be revised.

Cameron is due to say that if his party wins the next election, expected in 2015, it will renegotiate Britain's relationship with the EU then put membership to a referendum.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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