United Kingdom: According to David Cameron, the UK deal with EU will give United Kingdom a special status and that he will do whatever it takes so as to be part of the union.
The agreement that was arrived at on Friday allows UK to have the power of limiting some EU migrant’s benefits.
Those against the deal stated that the deal was “hollow” and that it only provided very minor changes.
Cameron will announce a referendum date so that Britain can decide whether to remain in the EU or not as stated by the EU deal. Expectations are that the referendum may happen on 23rd of June.
The ministers will have the option of campaigning for any side of their choice. So far, one close ally to Cameron has already signaled he will campaign for the Leave camp.
Earlier on, Mr. Cameron wanted the allowance of migrants to send child benefits abroad to be banned completely. He later on compromised his position after a section of eastern European leaders declined to agree with him.
Also, Cameron had to allow for 7 years during which the UK would offer a 4-year curb on in-work advantages to the new arrivals.
Donald Tusk, the president of European Council announced the agreement concerning renegotiating the UK’s membership in the EU via a tweet. In his post, he said that the deal supported a new settlement.
Mr. Tusk further added that Britain’s special status will be strengthened by the EU Deal. In support of this, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the EU Commission said that the deal is “fair.”
Tusk included that they did not ignore the negotiating table. Instead, they were ready to do away with some of their interests just to see to it that unity is attained for the benefit of each person.
He holds that UK and Europe need each other. However, the final decision will remain in the hands of the British people.