THE CASE FOR A REFERENDUM
It has been nearly 40 years since the British people last had their say on Europe. In that time, so much has changed - the countries involved, the powers devolved, the benefits and costs of membership. People feel that the EU is heading in a direction they never signed up for. It is right to negotiate a fresh settlement in the EU that is better for Britain - and then put the result to the British people in an in-out referendum by the end of 2017. This isn't just a Conservative campaign - it's for everyone who believes that we need a different relationship with the EU and that the British people deserve a say.