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UK: Brexit referendum to be held on June 23 - PM Cameron02:40

UK: Brexit referendum to be held on June 23 - PM Cameron

United Kingdom, London
February 20, 2016 at 15:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron announced that the EU referendum vote will be held on June 23 in an 'in/out' format, speaking from number 10 Downing Street in London on Saturday. The prime minister made the announcement following a meeting with the Cabinet earlier on Saturday.

Cameron said that staying in a reformed EU will make Britain "safer" by allowing Britain and "our European partners to fight cross border crime and terrorism."

He then went on to underline that staying in "gives us the best of both worlds." He went on to say: "Families across Britain will get all the benefits of being in the European Union, including more jobs, lower prices and greater security." Britain's "special status" will mean that "we will never be part of eurozone bailouts, we'll never be part of the passport free no borders area, or a European army, or an EU super state" he added.

Commenting on the next steps of the process, Cameron said: "On Monday I will commence the process set out under our referendum act and I will go to Parliament and propose that the British people decide our future, in Europe."

Cameron flew back from Brussels on Friday night after striking a deal with top EU officials on the UK's EU status. The new settlement makes key adjustments to areas including the UK's further political integration into the EU, its fiscal decentralisation from Brussels, UK benefits for migrants, and its financial ties to the EU.

Shortly after Cameron announced the deal, UKIP leader Nigel Farage hit out at the British leader's settlement. "This deal that he's done does not address the fundamental issues that the British people care about," he said.

Six cabinet ministers, including Michael Gove and Iain Duncan Smith, are backing the Brexit campaign and have pledged allegiance to 'Vote Leave.'

UK: Brexit referendum to be held on June 23 - PM Cameron02:40
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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron announced that the EU referendum vote will be held on June 23 in an 'in/out' format, speaking from number 10 Downing Street in London on Saturday. The prime minister made the announcement following a meeting with the Cabinet earlier on Saturday.

Cameron said that staying in a reformed EU will make Britain "safer" by allowing Britain and "our European partners to fight cross border crime and terrorism."

He then went on to underline that staying in "gives us the best of both worlds." He went on to say: "Families across Britain will get all the benefits of being in the European Union, including more jobs, lower prices and greater security." Britain's "special status" will mean that "we will never be part of eurozone bailouts, we'll never be part of the passport free no borders area, or a European army, or an EU super state" he added.

Commenting on the next steps of the process, Cameron said: "On Monday I will commence the process set out under our referendum act and I will go to Parliament and propose that the British people decide our future, in Europe."

Cameron flew back from Brussels on Friday night after striking a deal with top EU officials on the UK's EU status. The new settlement makes key adjustments to areas including the UK's further political integration into the EU, its fiscal decentralisation from Brussels, UK benefits for migrants, and its financial ties to the EU.

Shortly after Cameron announced the deal, UKIP leader Nigel Farage hit out at the British leader's settlement. "This deal that he's done does not address the fundamental issues that the British people care about," he said.

Six cabinet ministers, including Michael Gove and Iain Duncan Smith, are backing the Brexit campaign and have pledged allegiance to 'Vote Leave.'