David Cameron
The Scottish National Party had wanted the home nations to vote separatelyReuters/Darren Staples

Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected a notion that the home nations should vote separately with regards to the UK staying in the EU, adding that the country should decide as one.

Newly announced SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon had said that the UK's EU membership should be decided by a majority vote from those in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England.

However, with 85% of the UK's population heralding from England, the government has no legal requirement to consult its regional constituents, which led Cameron to say that the UK should vote as one, and not separately.

"We are one United Kingdom. There will be one in/out referendum [for the EU] and that will be decided on a majority of those who vote. That is how the rules should work," he said at parliament.

Polls show that Scotland, who last month rejected the chance for independence from the UK, would vote in favour of staying in the EU whereas David Cameron and the Tories seem to be increasingly falling out with it - exacerbated by a €1.7bn bill that the UK has just been footed with by the EU that is due on 1 December.

The Conservative party leader says that, if his party is still in charge at the time, there will be a referendum in 2017 where the UK as one can decide its own fate with regards to the EU.