According to Britain’s Prime Minister, withdrawing from the European Union is not the answer. At a Global Investment Conference 2013 presentation in London (9 May 2013), David Cameron encourages universal debate about the future of the European Union, its massive unemployment in member countries, its global competitiveness, the driving single currency, investments, and change. Additionally, he discusses key elements that influence the future of the European Union and Britain’s membership in it.
Single currency is driving change – changes in UK’s role and EU. Cameron contends it is in Britain’s best national interest to remain in the EU. However, he adds, Europe needs to become more competitive, flexible and open if it is to compete with other markets. The PM states that Britain is “well poised to overcome its economic challenges,” welcoming international business, and increasing its own ccompetitiveness by keeping its taxes down, reforming its welfare system, improving education, and soundly investing.
Although most 61% of voters polled by ComRes want Britain to leave the EU, most voters also support the Prime Minister’s renegotiation plan and trust Cameron above Miliban, Farage, and Clegg to broker a new deal with the EU. If a referendum was held now, according to polls, most would favour remaining in the EU but staying outside the Eurozone. However, if Cameron is unsuccessful in renegotiating with the EU, voters contend exit is the only option. Only one-fifth of voters polled (2,003 adults) say they prefer Britain withdraw from the EU entirely.