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Minister in David Cameron’s government insists Britain will stay in EU

Fionnan Sheahan

Published 24/01/2013 | 13:24

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UK Business Secretary Vince Cable

A BRITISH Cabinet minister has said he is confident Britain will stay in the EU.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron set off alarm bells across Europe yesterday when he pledged to hold a referendum on membership.



But Business Secretary Vince Cable, who is meeting Jobs Minister Richard Bruton in Dublin today, struck a note of calm about the poll.



The deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats said his party disagreed with the Prime Minister but there was a lot of common ground on the need for reform of the EU.



"I am very confident indeed that Britain will remain in the EU," he said.



Mr Cable has previously warned Mr Cameron’s pledge to hold risks driving away investors and comes at a terrible time for the economy.



Mr Bruton said the Government believes Britain is better off in the EU.



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