David Cameron reveals Brexit renegotiation wish list
Speaking at the Chatham House Institute, David Cameron finally unveiled the four key demands for EU reform set out in his letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk. He wants to protect Britain's access to the single market, reduce red tape and make Europe more competitive, restrict non-UK citizens' access to certain welfare benefits and exempt Britain from 'ever-closer union'. He seeks a number of additional safeguards, including recognition that sterling is one of the currencies of the European Union. He also plans to replace the existing human rights act with a British bill of rights.
Responding to the Prime Minister's EU speech today, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said: "Clear that Mr Cameron is not aiming for any substantial renegotiation. No promise to regain the supremacy of Parliament. Nothing on ending the free movement of people. And no attempt to reduce Britain's massive contribution to the EU budget.
"His speech was an attempt to portray a new 'Third way' relationship with Brussels that is simply not on offer."
Link to full text of the letter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5Ik-gKDMpozN052X2ZGeHZEMkE/view?pli=1