UK referendum on EU question to change; ‘in or out’ campaigns set to restart

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British Prime Minister David Cameron holding a news conference at the end of the European Summit at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 26 June 2015.

Bracing for a referendum that may be pushed forward to 2016, “Yes” and “No” campaigners will have to rethink their core message


Britain’s Electoral Commission has instructed the Prime Minister to change the question on a proposed referendum on the U.K’s membership of the EU. The commission concluded the question "should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?" potentially biased, according to their just launched assessment report.

Rather than a “Yes” or “No” the Commission now asks that the citizens decide on the propositions:"
Remain a member of the European Union" or "Leave the European Union".

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