Cameron backpedals on threat against anti-EU ministers

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has withdrawn his threat to sack ministers over an ongoing dispute on Britain’s stay in the European Union.

Cameron said Monday that his remarks about his ministers’ position on an EU exit referendum have been misinterpreted, and that his Conservative party remains united on the issue. 

The premier changed his tone after he was told that some of his ministers campaigning for Britain to leave the EU would resign.

More than 50 lawmakers from Cameron’s own Conservative party have also said they would lead calls for an EU exit, unless the prime minister secures major concessions from Brussels.

The British MPs demand a tougher negotiating stance on issues such as national sovereignty and control over free-trade powers.


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