The British people do not want a referendum on the European Union at the moment, Downing Street has said. In a claim that will irritate many voters and Conservative MPs, David Cameron’s spokesman said there was no popular support for it. Resolving the eurozone crisis was a greater priority, she said.
Voters overwhelmingly believe there should be a referendum on Britain’s relationship with the European Union, according to an opinion poll. The survey by Populus for The Times found almost half – 49 per cent – wanted a referendum immediately while a further third – 33 per cent – believed there should be one “in the next few years”.