PM Cameron on trip to win EU leaders’ backing

David Cameron starts a tour of European capitals as a bill paving the way for the UK’s EU referendum is launched in the House of Commons. (BBC)

Cameron is to warn European leaders Britain will vote to leave the EU unless they agree to his reforms, the foreign secretary Philip Hammond has said.

After meeting with the Netherlands‘ Prime Minister Mark Rutte (above, right) in The Hague on Thursday, Cameron was due to travel to Paris for a dinner meeting with French President Francois Hollande.

On Friday, he is expected to meet with Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz in Warsaw before flying to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (Deutsche Welle)

EU referendum:

Britons will be asked to vote “yes” if they want to stay in the European Union when a referendum is held in the next two years, the government said on Thursday. The wording is seen as significant because the “in” campaign will be able to brand itself as the “yes” campaign — perhaps casting itself in a more positive light than its opponents. (Reuters)