Wokingham MP says EU migrant 'brake' not good enough

David Cameron is set to discuss the plans with EC president Jean-Claude Juncker today Credit: PA

A veteran Tory Eurosceptic has said David Cameron's proposal to introduce an 'emergency brake' on immigration is not good enough.

John Redwood said proposals to limit benefits to European migrants were an "insult" that would not be acceptable to Tory backbenchers opposed to remaining in the bloc.

"That proposal is an insult to the United Kingdom. It's not a serious offer. We need to take back control of our borders and we need to be able to control our own welfare system. That falls well short of that."

– John Redwood, MP for Wokingham

Mr Redwood also told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the plans would leave Britain having to "beg" Brussels for permissions to limit benefits.

"It's just simply a bad joke," he added.