The Prime Minister got a deal but will people buy it? And does it represent the fundamental and far-reaching changes promised?
As the Gateway to Europe, many of the issues raised by the debate over our membership of the EU – notably immigration, border controls and welfare benefits – have been brought into sharp relief in Kent.
Mr Cameron has secured welfare reforms which fall short of the party’s manifesto promises but has allowed him enough wriggle room to claim the UK would better control the influx by limiting access to benefits.
There are signs we could be in for a lot of negative campaigning on both sides. The Prime Minister has claimed that Calais-style migrant camps could end up in Dover and Folkestone if the country votes to leave.
We can expect more of that sort of thing as the campaign rolls on. Whether voters will respond to an argument driven by fear tactics is another matter.