Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Mr. Peter Lilley (Hitchin and Harpenden) (Con): But if there were to be a referendum, does the Prime Minister think that he would win?

    The Prime Minister: I believe that the vast majority of people in this country think it is sensible that we remain part of the European Union. [Interruption.] No, no. Let us be clear about this. The position that has now been adopted by the leader of the Conservative party is that the Conservatives want to reopen negotiations on the constitution, that they disagree with many of its contents, and that they oppose the idea of having a European Union constitution. So in any debate that takes place in the country, the choice is absolutely fundamental: it is between those who want to renegotiate Britain‘s essential terms of entry and those who believe that Britain‘s future lies in Europe. I believe that that is a debate that we can and will win.