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EU Parliament president: Britain's reform deal 'could be met with resistance'

A British deal on EU reform which caters "to narrow self-interests" will meet with resistance from the EU's Parliament, its president has told ITV News.

He added that many of his colleagues had told him "if the Brits want to leave, let them leave".

Martin Schulz added that many of his parliamentary colleagues had told him "if the Brits want to leave, let them leave".

It comes as David Cameron visits his counterparts in Denmark and Poland as he continues to try to secure support for the reform package.

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Liam Fox: EU deal 'not worth the paper it's written on'

A prominent Conservative backbencher has slammed the draft agreement negotiated by David Cameron on the UK's relationship with Europe saying it is "not worth the paper it's written on".

Liam Fox has called the proposed deal on the UK's membership of the EU 'not worth the paper it is written on' Credit: PA

In an article for Prospect Magazine, Liam Fox highlights the apparent failure to secure an outright four-year brake on EU migrant benefits - the blueprint published yesterday by European Council president Donald Tusk states "the limitation should be graduated".

The former defence secretary said: "It is clearer than ever before that the renegotiation will not achieve this for us."

Crucially, we are now told that there will be no treaty change before the referendum.

Without this, the reform package is not worth the paper it’s written on.

– Liam Fox MP, Conservative

He ends by urging readers to vote to leave in the European referendum.

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