David Cameron Says His Decisive Election Victory Gives Him A Mandate for "Tough" EU Renegotiation

British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday that renegotiating Britain's relationship with the European Union would be tough but that his decisive election victory last week had given him a mandate. Cameron told reporters before addressing a meeting of his lawmakers in parliament to loud applause and cheers, "We have got a mandate, it will be tough obviously but we have got a mandate." Cameron, who won a surprise outright majority last week, has promised to renegotiate Britain's EU ties before holding an in-out EU membership referendum by the end of 2017.