David Cameron Expected to Allow Cabinet to Pick Sides on E.U. Exit

January 5, 2016 11:36 AM

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David Cameron Expected to Allow Cabinet to Pick Sides on E.U. Exit

LONDON — Giving in to threats from top cabinet ministers, Prime Minister David Cameron was expected to announce on Tuesday that he would allow government ministers the freedom to campaign for or against Britain remaining in the European Union in a referendum that must take place before the end of 2017, according to news media reports.

A spokesman at 10 Downing Street, Mr. Cameron’s office, refused to comment on the reports and would neither confirm nor deny them. But with at least two BBC political journalists reporting the news, as well as The Daily Telegraph, which supports the Conservatives, it was thought to be likely to be c...

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