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Strategising European Policy: David Cameron’s Referendum Gamble

Oliver Daddow
RUSI Journal, 9 November 2015
European Union, UK
David Cameron’s greatest challenge regarding the UK’s membership of the EU will come when he moves from the renegotiation phase to the referendum campaign

As David Cameron moves towards a renegotiation of the UK’s terms of membership of the EU and an in/out referendum, he will confront a series of strategic challenges. Oliver Daddow argues that the prime minister will first have to develop a convincing pro-membership narrative against the backdrop of an EU in crisis and a widespread antimembership movement in the UK, given voice by a generally EU-hostile media.

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