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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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PM says he has achieved renegotiation commitments

David Cameron says he has negotiated a deal to give the UK "special status" inside the EU.

At a press conference after a mammoth round of talks , he claimed he had delivered on the commitments he made at the beginning of this renegotiation process.

David Cameron said he had secured:

  • new protections for non-eurozone countries
  • a reduction of beaurocracy to make Europe more competitive
  • a reduction of migration levels within EU countries including an emergency brake meaning EU migrants have to wait four years for full access to UK benefits
  • an exemption for the UK from ever closer political union

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