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Cameron sets Brexit vote date as allies desert him

Vote hangs on a knife-edge with senior Tory figures yet to declare

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

21st February, 2016
British prime minister David Cameron addresses the media yesterday after returning from negotiations in Brussels Picture: Getty

Britain will go to the polls on June 23 on whether to maintain its membership of the European Union, as an increasing number of senior ministers lined up against prime minister David Cameron’s deal agreed over the weekend.

As Cameron outlined the details of the new arrangement with the EU yesterday, which includes a four-year period before non-British nationals can claim in-work social welfare benefits, several high-profile figures within his government said they would...

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