David Cameron has said he’s “deadly serious” about procuring EU reforms and said that if his renegotiations failed “we might have to ask ourselves – ‘is this organisation for us?'”.
The prime minister told the CBI conference the issue wasn’t whether the UK could endure outside the EU but whether it would be successful.
The PM added that “the status quo isn’t good enough for Britain”.
The PM is to set out his reform proposals in detail.
David Cameron has said the UK needs to negotiate “better deal” from its membership of the EU and will hold an in-outside referendum on the issue by the end of 2017 – although he’s not said when the vote is likely to be hold.
This is a crucial week for David Cameron’s discussions with the other 27 leaders of the EU.
The PM told the CBI that he needed to take on the “duff disagreements” – such as one side saying the UK could not survive outside the EU and also the other side saying they would have the capability to boom by following the Norway example.