British PM Cameron courts London Mayor with plan to boost British sovereignty

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 21, 2016 5:31 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron sought to win the support of London Mayor Boris Johnson on Sunday by promising a plan to underscore the sovereignty of the country's parliament, as the charismatic mayor prepares to declare his stance on Britain's EU membership.

"We are going to set out in the coming days proposals... to make clear that British parliament is sovereign," Cameron said in an interview on BBC television.

Cameron announced on Saturday that he would hold a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union on June 23.

Campaigners who want Britain to leave the bloc say an exit is the only way to restore the country's control over its laws, many of which are shaped by Brussels.

(Reporting by William James, writing by William Schomberg; Editing by Guy Faulconbridge)