Member states of the EU are to be given a vote to decide whether or not to renew the U.K's membership. It is thought that there will be considerable force behind the 'no' vote, especially from the likes of Spain and Greece.
As one leading Spanish politician told us 'if the UK has to have a referendum on whether to leave, I think we should have a say on whether we want them here anyway. For as long as they are part of the EU, their hen and stag parties have freedom of movement in our countries'.
The Greek representative also had issue with the UK staying part of the Europe Union. 'As a country we may be looking behind the sofa for spare change, but we would rather go bankrupt than have to continue tolerating all types of British bodily fluids on our streets on a Friday and Saturday night'
It is understood that many other countries are considering voting against the renewal the UK's membership. The reasons vary from country to country. Germany is opposed to the constant British reminders of two World Wars and one World Cup, Italy cites the British misunderstanding that speaking English in a silly accent means you are talking 'foreign', and the French refuse to forgive the UK for Jeremy Clarkson.
The news comes as David Cameron faces revolt from his own party over Europe. A spokesman for Number 10 told us that Mr Cameron was 'extremly pissed off with his back benchers'. He had been working hard to build relationships in Europe, and even managed to convince the other premiers that Boris Johnson was not another example of the 'British sense of humour'