DAVID CAMERON will lead Britain out of the European Union if the public votes no in the referendum, the prime minister will announce this week, when he will declare that “leave means leave”.

In an attempt to shore up his position, Cameron will signal that he has no intention of resigning even if he has backed a “yes” vote but the public supports withdrawal.

Senior Tories have argued that the best way of securing a new deal for Britain would be to vote “out” in the referendum, forcing Brussels to offer more concessions that the public could then back in a second vote.

Last night, however, one of Cameron’s senior aides broke cover and accused the Vote Leave campaign of “lacking confidence in their own case” by proposing the plan.

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