Former foreign secretary Lord Owen warns Brexit looms if Cameron fails to get EU change

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Former foreign secretary Lord David Owen has warned that unless Prime Minister David Cameron secures treaty change within the European Union, UK voters will vote to leave the EU.

“If the British government reach an agreement in principle before the end of 2017, but do not achieve real and specific treaty changes prior to a UK referendum, then I believe we will see a vote to leave carrying the day,” Liberal Democrat peer Owen said last night in a speech in London.

Owen warned that voters already have strong views on the EU, saying that the referendum will be a “judgment on Europe’s record, achievements and failures”.

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