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David Cameron: EU referendum comments 'misinterpreted'

David Cameron has denied saying ministers will be forced to back him in the EU referendum or quit their jobs.

The PM had told journalists everyone in government had "signed up" to his plans as set out in the Tory manifesto.

That led to criticism from some Conservative MPs, who were unhappy at ministers being told how to vote.

But the PM has now said his comments were "misinterpreted" and that he had been calling for backing during the negotiations, not the vote itself.

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