David Cameron pledges referendum if EU demands more powers
Source: The Guardian
David Cameron has told Tory eurosceptics that he will call a referendum on Britain's relationship with the European Union if the country is threatened by further loss of sovereignty to Brussels.
The prime minister's move – a change of tone rather than actual policy – comes as former defence secretary Liam Fox prepares to tell Tory activists that a re-negotiation of the country's relations with the EU is necessary and "life outside the EU holds no terror".
Cameron is under mounting pressure from Tory backbenchers to hold a referendum as members of the eurozone move closer to a full fiscal and political union in response to the crisis engulfing the single currency.
The Tory right argues that the UK's relationship with the EU will be changed fundamentally as a new "core Europe" takes shape and that the community, and Britain's role in it, will be different from now on.