UKIP leader Nigel Farage has criticised David Cameron’s pledge to hold a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU after he discovered that it includes an option to stay in.
Mr Farage warned that any referendum that provides people with a choice of the UK remaining in the EU could lead to the UK remaining in the EU.
“If a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU is to take place then the choice must be clear,” he said.
“Providing options will only give people alternatives.
“Winning this referendum will be much more straightforward if there isn’t an option that gives rise to the possibility of losing.”
Mr Farage also hit back at suggestions that the promise of an EU referendum left his party without a platform to fight future elections.
“Xenophobia isn’t the only phobia out there” he insisted.
“We are more that capable of being completely terrified of lots of things.
“Homosexuals, poor people, spiders, paper clips, everything else.
“The list really is endless.
“Endless lists are also on our phobia list by the way.”
Prime Minister David Cameron has denied that he has not been clear on whether he would vote to stay in the EU or to leave it.
“Let me be absolutely clear on this,” he said.
“I am 100% committed to making my position absolutely clear.
“The clarity of my position is something that I’m completely committed to.
“Position, clear, totally committed.