Cameron to toughen Brexit rhetoric
UK Prime Minister David Cameron is set to toughen his rhetoric next week on Britain's possible exit from the European Union and pile more pressure on Brussels to reform the bloc, UK media reported Sunday.
BBC cited excerpts from Cameron's upcoming address to 27 EU nations on Tuesday where he is expected to warn that he may recommend a Brexit - UK's exit from the bloc - during the "in/out" referendum in 2017.
This will mark the start of UK's formal renegotiation of the country's membership in the union, which the Conservative government conditions on EU's willingness to change.
"If we can't reach such an agreement, and if Britain's concerns were to be met with a deaf ear, which I do not believe will happen, then we will have to think again about whether this European Union is right for us," Cameron is to say, as quoted by BBC.
The UK prime minister is also anticipated to submit a letter with EU reform proposals to European Council President Donald Tusk.
Britain wants the right not to commit itself to EU's pledge of an "ever closer union," curb social benefits for EU migrants, secure greater protections for non-eurozone countries in the EU bloc, and more power for national government.