Cameron: In-out Referendum on EU by the end of 2017

 
"To put it beyond any doubt: if I am Prime Minister, there will be a referendum by the end of 2017."
Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show in January 2014, David Cameron said: “Let me repeat on air, so people can hear: if I am Prime Minister, there will be an in-out referendum before the end of 2017.”

Appearing on the show again in May 2014, Mr Cameron made a further promise: “People should be in no doubt: I will not become prime minister unless I can guarantee that we can hold that referendum.”

Asked if holding a referendum was a “cast-iron guarantee”, he said: “Absolutely. We will hold that referendum by the end of 2017.”

In a further interview with Andrew Marr in January 2015, Mr Cameron reaffirmed his pledge: “The referendum must take place before the end of 2017. If we could do that earlier, I would be delighted. The sooner I can deliver on this commitment the better.”

Sources

David Cameron vows earlier EU referendum if Tories win election (The Independent)

David Cameron: in-out referendum on EU by 2017 is cast-iron pledge (The Guardian)

PM: 'I Will Quit If No EU In-Out Referendum' (Sky News)

 
 
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