EU referendum: PM 'profoundly relaxed' about Commons vote


David Cameron is "profoundly relaxed" as MPs prepare to vote on amending the Queen's Speech over Europe policy.

Many Tories are unhappy plans for an "in-out" vote were not mentioned in the speech, and will try to amend it in a Commons debate on Wednesday.

There is little chance of this succeeding, as the Liberal Democrats, Labour and pro-European Tories oppose it, but a significant vote in favour would be an embarrassment for the prime minister.

On Tuesday, Mr Cameron - who is on a trip to the US - told the BBC's James Landale: "That [an in-out vote] is a change in our policy... but it's the right thing to do".

He added: "People will see the Conservative Party offering this very clear, very compelling choice in the national interest."

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