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EU row: Cameron has 'low opinion of British people'

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has accused the Prime Minister of having "a low opinion of the British people" by downplaying the UK's prospects if it left the EU.

It comes after a Sunday newspaper column in which David Cameron accused MPs backing an EU exit of wanting to take "the gamble of the century" with the country's future.

Amid rising tensions between the pro- and anti-Brexit camps, Mr Cameron has reportedly been threatened with a challenge to his leadership unless he tones down attacks on MPs backing the "leave" campaign.

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Bulgaria to close all external EU borders, PM announces

Bulgaria will close all its external EU borders and deport anyone who does not meet the criteria for asylum, the country's Prime Minister has announced, as talks on how to address the migration crisis continue.

Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria

Addressing a press conference in Prague, Boyko Borissov said:

I would like to highlight that Bulgaria's position is to close all external borders of the European Union - not inside the EU, but external borders.

To leave only the legal border crossing points where all migrants can cross, can be registered, finger-printed, checked their health status and fulfill the procedure for asylum for those who are seeking asylum.

The rest that do not qualify should be returned.

– Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria

He warned that a final solution was "needed" at the Brussels summit on Thursday and Friday, as it had "taken too long" to date and with warmer weather around the corner, he said, the results could be "catastrophic".

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