Leaving EU would be ‘a jump into a void’ for the UK

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 07:52 GMT, Jan 17, 2016 |

A vote for Britain to leave the EU would be a “jump into a void”, according to the head of a new pro-European Conservative campaign group.

Former minister Nick Herbert has launched Conservatives for Reform in Europe (CRE) to argue the case for the UK to stay under renegotiated terms.

Meanwhile, the education secretary is also warning young people could be “cut off from the world” if the UK leaves.

David Cameron has said ministers can campaign on either side of the debate.

The PM’s push to renegotiate Britain’s terms of membership of the EU is expected to come to a head at a Brussels summit next month, ahead of a UK in/out referendum by the end of 2017.