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Asked whether the Government was looking at staging a referendum on the new EU proposals put forward by President Barroso, the PMS said that President Barroso had been talking about actions that the EU needed to take to restore stability including measures to improve the competitiveness of the European economy. On the issue of a referendum we had passed a law to ensure that if powers were to pass from London to Brussels it would trigger a referendum.

Asked whether the Government would consider the ‘federation’ a transfer of powers, the PMS said that President Barroso was saying that Europe needed to come together to solve its economic problems. Part of that would be closer economic union for the members of the Eurozone, which was a point that the Chancellor had made.

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