Here's the deputy prime minister and head of the Liberal Democrats today:
The Deputy Prime Minister said any further withdrawal from Europe would mean the UK is "considered irrevelant by Washington and a pygmy in the world". "I will now do everything I can to make sure this setback does not become a permanent divide," he said. Mr Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, is considered one of the most pro-European politicians in Britain. However, he dismissed suggestions that the Coalition would break up. "It would be even more damaging for us as a country if the coalition Government was to fall apart," he said. "That would cause economic disaster for the country at a time of great economic uncertainty."