Bonham Carter: Tories have mandate to 'rethink how we work with Europe'

Anna Fedorova
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The Conservative party's election victory means it has been given a mandate to renegotiate the UK's role in Europe, according to Jupiter vice chairman Edward Bonham Carter.

Commenting on surprise majority for David Cameron's party, Bonham Carter (pictured) said today's market euphoria may soon be replaced by the question of Europe rearing "its ugly head". The former Jupiter chief executive said the government should view its win as an opportunity to get on the front foot in its negotiations with continental leaders, ahead of a promised referendum on EU membership. He said: "The Conservative Party, in my view, has clearly been given a mandate by the UK people to rethink the way we do business with our European neighbours. "Armed with that mandate, I a...

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