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Anti-EU rally rejects new deal with Britain

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 01:09

Hundreds of people campaigning for Britain's exit from the EU hold a rally after Prime Minister David Cameron agreed on a new deal with European partners. Yiming Woo reports.

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About 2,000 people have gathered at a rally in London to voice their opposition over a new deal hammered out between Britain and the EU. Leaders have agreed on a package of measures aimed at keeping the country in the European Union. It includes limits on the welfare rights of migrant workers and safeguards for London's financial centre. But opponents say the concessions don't go far enough. (SOUNDBITE) (English) RALLY ATTENDEE, PAM WATTS, SAYING: "The deal is irrelevant. It is not a deal, it doesn't change anything. Now we've just got to campaign very hard and it will be down to the people of this country to fight the bureaucrats, the corporates and the bankers and win back our right to democracy." (SOUNDBITE) (English) RALLY ATTENDEE, DOMINIC SPENCER, SAYING: "I really hope that we can get our message out and that the majority of the public will vote to leave the EU and not have the wool pulled over their eyes by Cameron's nonsense negotiation." Britain will have a referendum on whether to stay in the European Union in June. If it does decide to leave, it would end the vision of the EU as the natural home for European democracies and reverse the continent's march towards an "ever closer union".

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Anti-EU rally rejects new deal with Britain

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 01:09