European Union

Obama Pressures Cameron to Keep UK in EU

Ahead of speech on the matter

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David Cameron's trouble-prone strategy on Europe suffered another setback when US President Barack Obama made a personal appeal to him not to allow Britain to drift out of the European Union.

Mr Obama's intervention came only hours before the Prime Minister was due to make his landmark speech on the UK's relationship with Europe.

Mr Cameron had planned to warn that the British public could "drift towards the exit" of the EU unless it reformed.