UK Prime Minister Embarks on Trip to Key EU States

Prime Minister David Cameron is setting off Thursday on a whirlwind visit to four European capitals, pressing his case that Britain needs to renegotiate its relationship with the 27 other members of the bloc. The trip began as Cameron's government revealed the question British voters will be asked in a referendum by the end of 2017: "Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?" Cameron said Wednesday that he expected the referendum bill to make it through Parliament and into law in "extra quick time." Cameron plans to travel to the Netherlands, France, Poland and Germany on Thursday and Friday as part of his efforts to talk with all of the leaders of the EU member states before a European Council meeting late next month.