PM: ‘We’re better off in Europe’
PRIME Minister David Cameron hailed the package of proposed reforms to Britain’s membership of the EU yesterday.
He said the deal will allow the UK to be “better off, more secure, more prosperous” as a member of the 28 nation bloc.
It set the scene for an in/out referendum within a matter of months.
Mr Cameron said the proposals drafted by European Council president Donald Tusk were “something worth fighting for”, and were good enough that he “sure would” back Britain joining the EU under these terms, if it was not already a member.
The changes – which offer an “emergency brake” on migrant welfare, protections for non-eurozone states and a legal-binding assurance that the UK is not expected to pursue integration through “ever-closer union” – offered Britain “the best of both worlds”.
Mr Cameron added: “I think we will be able to show...that on balance Britain is better off, more secure, more prosperous, has a better chance of success in this reformed European Union.