Nick Clegg says Liberal Democrats wouldn’t necessarily oppose an EU referendum

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Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister and the leader of the Liberal Democrats, has said that the party would consider supporting a referendum on British membership of the European Union. He said that the party had red lines which it would not go beyond and although a Liberal Democrat Government wouldn’t call a referendum it would not necessarily oppose one if it was in a coalition with another party.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme Clegg said that the party had red lines which it would not go beyond which included NHS spending, education spending and public sector pay. He addied that:We’re going to do a lot better than all that punditry suggests

“We’re going to do a lot better than all that punditry suggests”.