Cameron 'makes views on child benefits clear' with Polish PM

David Cameron has "made clear his long-standing view" on making changes to child benefit being paid to families abroad in a phone call with his Polish counterpart. Donald Tusk had accused him of 'singling out' Poles for criticism.

Poland's foreign minister blasts Cameron on Twitter

Poland's foreign minister also attacked David Cameron over his comments on Polish immigrants 'abusing' Britain's benefits system.

Radoslaw Sikorski tweeted yesterday:

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If Britain gets our taxpayers, shouldn't it also pay their benefits? Why should Polish taxpayers subsidize British taxpayers' children?

Polish PM's anger over Cameron's benefits comments

Poland's prime minister said he will ask David Cameron to explain his remarks about Polish migrants benefiting from British welfare handouts when the two men speak by telephone tomorrow.

Cameron had said he wanted new EU rules to limit access for migrants to their host countries' welfare payments, and pointed to Poles, among the biggest migrant communities in Britain, as an example of the potential for the rules to be abused.

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Poland row is escalating: Polish PM Donald Tusk criticises Cameron for wanting to ban British child benefit payments to children in Poland

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Cameron has a phone call arranged with Polish premier Donald Tusk tomorrow when the pair will discuss their differences over child benefit

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The demand for a chat on the phone came from Poland - who are by all accounts spitting tacks over Cameron singling them out on child benefit

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