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PM says UK will not ‘retreat from world’

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 10:03 GMT, Feb 13, 2016 |
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David Cameron has said Britain will never “retreat from the world” and it is in Europe’s interests for the UK to stay in a reformed European Union.

Speaking in Hamburg, the PM said changes he was seeking to UK membership would make Europe “more outward-looking, competitive and dynamic”.

He said if he got what he wanted he would campaign “unequivocally” for the UK to stay in.

Campaigners for EU exit have said the PM’s renegotiation is a sham.

The prime minister is hoping for a deal at next week’s summit of EU leaders in Brussels to allow him to put the new terms of membership to the British public in a referendum in June.