David Cameron forced to delay key EU speech warning of Britain's exit
Andrew GriceDavid Cameron is to warn that the British people will “drift towards the exit” of the European Union unless the EU is reformed.
The warning will be included in the speech on the UK's relationship with the EU, which the Prime Minister was due to make in the Netherlands today but postponed tonight because of the hostage crisis in Algeria.
In what is seen as the most important speech of his premiership, Mr Cameron will promise a referendum on the UK's relationship with the EU – but not until after the 2015 general election. That will fire the starting gun for an intense debate on whether Britain's future lies in the 27-nation bloc. Labour, the Liberal Democrats and some leading businessmen fear that promising a referendum risks putting the country on a slippery slope leading to EU withdrawal – and years of uncertainty for business.
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