On the Andrew Marr programme this morning David Cameron was interviewed - begins about 42min 30secs in.
Let us deal with the referendum question he was asked. Cameron said: “I don’t want an ‘in or out’ referendum because I don’t think ‘out’ is in Britain’s interests.”. This statement demonstrates all that is wrong with our politics today. Setting to one side Cameron's views, it is not up to Cameron or any politician to decide what he/they want; they should be providing what the public want - and the public want a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union!
Like so many politicians today Cameron exhibits the belief that the politicians are the masters, when it is in fact the people that are the masters - at least that is what should happen in a democracy. Cameron also demonstrates that politicians today pay more attention to the needs of party, rather than the needs of country, This should be brought home to the politicians and the best way is that which the Albion Alliance are attempting to do - requesting all Prospective Parliamentary Candidates sign a pledge to put country before party, come the next General election - that way the country gets the referendum that Cameron is hell bent on not allowing.