Cameron Says Would Join EU If Britain Was Not a Member, but Not Euro

Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday he would take Britain into the European Union under the “special status” it now enjoys if it was not already a member, pressing his campaign to remain in the bloc in a live television performance.

Fielding questions from a sometimes hostile audience on subjects ranging from immigration to security, Cameron said he often became frustrated with the 28-member bloc. But he stressed that a vote to exit in a June 23 referendum would be a “self-inflicted wound” for Britain’s economy.

With the vote only three weeks away, both sides are stepping up their campaigns to try to win over undecided voters and break the deadlock in opinion polls which suggest that Britons are almost equally split over which way to vote.


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Former Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary.

His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News.

Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.