Hammond Says U.K.'s EU Referendum Could Be in 2017 If Talks Drag

  • Britain sees start of serious discussions with EU in December
  • U.K. to stay involved in financial regulation, migration talks

The U.K. expects to begin serious talks on its role in the European Union in December, and if those discussions take more than six months then a planned referendum may not happen until 2017, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said.

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