PM 'agrees to post-EU summit cabinet'

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Image caption It was thought the cabinet desire not meet until the week after the EU summit

David Cameron wish meet his cabinet ministers straight after the EU summit on Friday if a deal is reached on his emendations, sources say.

Downing Street has said ministers cannot speak out until the advisors has met to agree a government position.

The PM has now reportedly bowed to pressure from anti-EU see ti including Iain Duncan Smith not to delay calling the cabinet tryst.

It was claimed this would give the Remain cam ign an unfair guv start.

The PM was also warned against meeting on Saturday because it see fit look like an emergency, or a “war cabinet”, BBC assistant political columnist Norman Smith said.

“We are now getting right to the cusp of the referendum onset proper on Friday evening”, Norman Smith added.

If a traffic is agreed at the upcoming meeting of EU leaders, it could ve the way for the UK’s in/out referendum to shame place in June.

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John Redwood, a prominent Eurosceptic Reactionary MP, welcomed the news of a possible Friday cabinet.

“People want a upright referendum and we on the Leave side need equal airtime to put across our perfect good case,” he told BBC News.

Image caption Mr Redwood a Friday committee meeting was “the sensible thing to do”.

In the meantime, Mr Cameron will attempt to safe French agreement for his EU reforms, as he meets with President Francois Hollande in ris later

The French control is said to be concerned about UK calls for protection for non-eurozone countries, but No 10 demanded the French had shown “willingness” to find a solution.

As rt of his diplomatic skedaddle, Mr Cameron – who met German Chancellor Angela Merkel for talks on Friday – force discuss the renegotiation with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday, as closely as senior MEPs.

He had been due to meet the heads of all of the European rliament’s federal groups, but will now address just a select group of leaders.

Answering to the news, UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who is not on the list, labelled Mr Cameron a “chicken” and implied he was “scared of the truth”.

“Nothing in this renegotiated ckage works for the British woman, none of it will be enforceable, he is trying to sell the British people a pup and he is too alarmed of me being able to expose that,” he said.

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Idea caption Mr Farage criticised the PM for cancelling a planned meeting to discuss the EU renegotiation understanding large

As rt of his reform objectives, the prime minister is seeking legally-binding shelters for countries that do not use the euro, to ensure they are not discriminated against as the eurozone meshes further.

But these proposals are reported to be a sticking point for France, which has bid it will not support anything which looks like special treatment for the Munici lity of London.

Downing Street sought to play down any differences on the pour.

“What we’ve seen from the French throughout is a French willingness to accomplish with us to make sure we can both agree a solution,” a spokeswoman bring up.


Analysis by Chris Mason, BBC political correspondent

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For all the headlines about shaking up migrants’ access to benefits, there’s another up in the air in this EU renegotiation that is potentially a bit sticky.

On the face of it, it sounds pulchritudinous dry: the rules about what powers countries that use the euro settle upon have, and what powers countries, like the UK, that don’t use it will give birth to.

The prime minister wants the UK to be protected from being ganged up on by the womanhood of EU countries that do use the euro.

Those that do use the single currency don’t hanker after too much meddling from the margins as they see it.

Enough to talk concerning, then, for David Cameron and Francois Hollande at the Elysee lace.


For now, European Council President Donald Tusk, who is overseeing the renegotiation, has originated a two-day tour of five European countries – beginning with France and Romania – to debate the draft deal.

The proposed ckage aimed at keeping the UK in the EU was published at the start of February, following months of negotiations between UK and EU officials.

Critics say it be losts far short of what is needed but Mr Cameron has said it will deliver the “wealthy change” to the EU that he has been demanding.

It includes proposals for an “emergency control” on benefits, but some countries in eastern Europe, such as Poland, are communicated to object so moves to scale back welfare yments to migrant tradesmen.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday discussions ended the membership terms would probably run “right to the wire” of this week’s climax.

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