Sun Jun 1, 2014, 06:36 AM

Cameron 'warned Merkel over Britain quitting' European Union

David Cameron has reportedly warned that Britain could leave the European Union if Luxembourg’s former premier Jean-Claude Juncker becomes the next European Commission president.

Sources close to participants at last Tuesday’s EU leaders summit in Brussels, said Mr Cameron issued the warning to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who backs Mr Juncker for the top job.

Der Spiegel, the German magazine, reported that the Prime Minister told Mrs Merkel that picking Mr Juncker for the job would “destabilise his government to such a point that it would bring forward a referendum on whether to exit the EU” – a move which could lead to Britain leaving.

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