David Cameron has called on Britons to show their support for Britain remaining in the EU and the EU referendum.
Speaking to BBC Newsnight, Mr Cameron said the result would have a significant impact on his policy on immigration, and urged people to show a “sensible amount of enthusiasm”.
“This referendum is the first step to getting there, and we need to show that we are serious about it.” “
Mr Cameron also said it was “time” for the UK to accept a deal that could see it retain access to the single European market. “
This referendum is the first step to getting there, and we need to show that we are serious about it.”
Mr Cameron also said it was “time” for the UK to accept a deal that could see it retain access to the single European market.
Mr Cameron was speaking after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Rome.
Mr Gentilontoni, who will be at the G7 summit in Germany next week, said he had asked the UK Prime Minister if he would accept a trade deal that included the UK’s access to Europe’s single market and the customs union.
He said the British people had “made it clear to their prime minister that they want to stay” in the single EU market.
But Mr Cameron has ruled out any such deal, saying Britain is “not a country with a single market”.
Mr Cameron told Mr Macron: “I want to reassure you, as I have said before, that we have the power to negotiate a deal and that we will be prepared to work with other members of the EU to achieve this.”
Mr Gentilloni also said he hoped to hold a bilateral summit with Mr Cameron next week.
The EU is expected to release a report on the UK referendum on Wednesday, with a report expected to recommend the UK remain in the bloc.
The Government said it would “make sure that we’re clear” what the UK would expect from the EU once it leaves the bloc, and what it would get from the rest of the bloc once it returned.
Mr Macron and Mr Gentilsoni also met the Prime Minister on Wednesday morning, and Mr Cameron promised that he would be making a statement to both countries at the end of the meeting.
Mr Trump’s decision to withdraw from the trade deal could affect millions of jobs, including those in the UK. “
There is no doubt that we should be making sure that when we leave the European single market we get the same rights as other members.”
Mr Trump’s decision to withdraw from the trade deal could affect millions of jobs, including those in the UK.
In a statement, the Department for International Trade said the UK was still part of the European Single Market, but that its exit would have “a significant impact” on the number of people in the country working in sectors such as technology and health.
A government spokesman said: “[It] means that the UK remains in the Customs Union and the Single Market and we will continue to work to establish the new relationship between the UK and the European Economic Area, including a free trade agreement.”
A free trade deal with the EU will be negotiated by the European Commission, and a free movement agreement will be concluded with the UK Government.
“Any free trade agreements that are reached with other member states will be subject to ratification by Parliament.”
The Prime Minister is due to hold an interview with the European Parliament in early November.
Mr Trump is expected in Brussels for talks with the Council of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (LIBE) and the Green Party later on Wednesday.