British lawmakers thwart Cameron's bid for EU referendum law | Reuters

British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a setback on Friday when his bid to enshrine the promise of a referendum on Britain's European Union membership in law was thwarted by senior lawmakers.

Nevertheless Cameron's Conservative party said they would try other ways to get the promise - seen as a way to help the prime minister pacify rebellious eurosceptic factions within his party - onto the statute book.