"The question is - Do you wish to govern your country through the ballot box in a democracy, or become a province of a new 'United States of Europe'. That, in reality, is what it's all about." - UKIP Leader Nigel Farage on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, 20.01.2013
• BBC | Commenting on the element of "uncertainty" that an IN-OUT referendum could add to the market, Nigel Farage said:
"Well, there's uncertainly in staying in the EU. Goodness knows what new legislation they're going to come up with over financial services, over the environment - which is already damaging British manufacturing - so the world's uncertain whatever you do.
"But even if we did accept that argument, that really means that what Mr Cameron ought to do is to say, 'right, we're going to have a full free and fair referendum on this before the next general election.
"Because what the speech apparently is going to offer us is the idea that if he wins the next general election, which looks doubtful, after a re-negotiation - which I don't believe to be possible, because the other member states aren't in the mood - then in five years' time he'll giveus a referendum.
"And the trouble is we've heard all this before from Mr Cameron and, frankly, I don't trust him."