British Conservative lawmakers may push for EU exit: report

Flags of the members of the European Council hang outside the EU headquarters on May 21, 2014 in BrusselsConservative lawmakers could pledge to support Britain leaving the European Union, irrespective of what powers are returned to London from Brussels, newspaper The Independent reports. The report underlines the growing pressure facing Prime Minister David Cameron as he contends with the rise of the eurosceptic UK Independence Party (UKIP) ahead of a May 2015 general election. Cameron has vowed to renegotiate a return of powers from Brussels to London and hold a referendum on EU membership in 2017, and has said he would campaign for Britain to remain in the bloc.

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