David Lidington
Media playback is unsupported on your device

EU referendum: David Lidington on James Wharton bill

Backing James Wharton's bill calling for an EU referendum would "create a statutory duty" on the post-2015 government to hold a vote by 2017, said the Europe Minister.

David Lidington spoke as MPs were debating the private member's bill which could trigger the vote in the next parliament, but he was asked to explain how a future government would be bound by the move.

He spoke to Andrew Neil about British relations with the EU, and how that could change in the coming years.


Watch more clips of films and interviews from 2013, Watch Sunday Interviews with Andrew NeilWatch our soapbox filmsWatch full programmes from the last seven days via BBC iPlayerSocial networks: 'like' us on Facebook page or 'follow' us on Twitter

  • 05 Jul 2013
Go to next video: Tories hold pre-referendum barbecue