Brexit: EU leaders "not happy" with UK reform proposals

Author: Mike Paterson | Category: News

Not a lot of support for UK PM Cameron right now

The BBC ran this story from an EU sources earlier in the Asian market which shows that  leaders are not signing up to a UK deal anytime soon.

The EU source said some member states had indicated to European Council President Donald Tusk that they found the proposals "unacceptable".

Other issues include Mr Cameron's "emergency brake" on in-work benefits and his desire to exempt to the UK from a commitment to "ever closer union" in order to get a final deal on his reform package at a summit on 18-19 February.

Cameron is also under pressure at home from some members of his own govt, who have been prevented from speaking out in favour of a British EU exit.

A cabinet source has told BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg that the prime minister has promised to stop speaking publicly about the benefits of his EU deal until the renegotiations are complete.

"There is agreement that the rules should be the same for both sides, and that no member of the cabinet should speak out until the PM has returned from Brussels with his deal".

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