http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21009375 What is the future of the UK in the European Union? Prime Minister David Cameron promised a referendum on Britain's position in the EU before the last general election. He is expected to outline what his position is in a speech in the next few weeks. What do the members of CFC think on about this? Will there be an in/out referendum? Is it a negotiation tool of some sort to try to wring something out of the EU? Has his tone softened recently? Personally I think the UK would be crazy to leave the EU. It cannot be assumed it would get a similar trade deal to that enjoyed by Norway and Switzerland. Using the threat of leaving is a dangerous negotiating tool - the other members might decide it would be easier to agree things in the future without the UK rather than to roll back on existing agreements.