British PM Cameron says to hold EU referendum on June 23

Updated: 2016-02-20 20:37


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British PM Cameron says to hold EU referendum on June 23

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside Downing Street in London, Britain February 20, 2016. Cameron met senior ministers on Saturday to endorse an EU deal he hopes will persuade voters to ratify Britain's membership of the world's largest trading bloc at a referendum likely to be held in June. Cameron hailed a deal clinched with other European Union leaders at a summit in Brussels as granting Britain special status, and said he would campaign hard to convince voters to stay in the bloc that Britain joined in 1973. [Photo/Agencies]

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday he would hold a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union on June 23.

"I will go to parliament and propose that the British people decide our future in Europe through an in-out referendum on Europe on Thursday the 23rd of June," he said.

Cameron, speaking outside his Number 10 Downing Street residence, said the cabinet had approved a government position recommending Britain stay in a reformed EU.