Merkel to 'disappoint' Brits wanting sweeping EU reform

German leader Angela Merkel told Westminster Hall that those expecting fundamental reform of Britain's EU membership were "in for bitter disappointment."

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Merkel jokes: People who want me to pave the way for a the UK's fundamental reform are "in for bitter disappointment" Take note Mr Cameron!

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She is addressing expectations. I am caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, she says.

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Merkel: Need a strong UK with a strong voice inside the EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told MPs and peers in Westminster that "we need a strong UK with a strong voice inside the European Union." She also said Europe's politicians must be guided by the need for the EU to constantly change and reform.