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Cameron bids for support for EU deal

Friday, February 05, 2016 - 01:40

Prime Minister David Cameron appears to have won some support for a proposed deal to keep Britain in the European Union, though an opinion poll suggests voters could still reject membership. Kirsty Basset reports.

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Rallying support for a deal on Britain's membership of the EU. This time with Danish counterpart, Lars Rasmussen. British Prime Minister David Cameron told a news conference any deal agreed between Britain and the EU, would be irreversible. (SOUNDBITE)(English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON SAYING: "We are making progress on the things that people care about, the things that I care about. So when we hold that referendum, we're giving people a real choice. Not a choice between staying in the EU as it is now, or leaving. But a choice between staying in on these changes which we're going to set out and hopefully achieve in February, or deciding to leave with all the potential risks and difficulties that might involve." Earlier, Cameron appeared to have won Polish support too. Warsaw's new ruling party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, said he was satisfied with the proposals. But as a deal takes shape in Europe, convincing a sceptical British electorate could prove a greater challenge. Admiral Markets' commentator Darren Sinden. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ADMIRAL MARKETS COMMENTATOR, DARREN SINDEN, SAYING: "I think he might get a deal with Europe but the question is, is the deal going to be enough to appease the British public? If we look at what he actually came away from Brussels with in the last week, there were lots of ifs and buts and blank spaces on documents to be filled in." A new poll has given the "out" campaign a nine point lead. But many have been quick to point out that the polls failed to predict David Cameron's election victory last year. The British PM is hoping for EU approval of his deal at a summit later this month. And a referendum on the issue could be held as soon as June.

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Cameron bids for support for EU deal

Friday, February 05, 2016 - 01:40