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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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EU renegotiation a 'missed opportunity', says Corbyn

Mr Corbyn said Labour would campaign to remain in the EU. Credit: PA

The changes David Cameron has negotiated in the EU are "largely irrelevant to the problems most British people face", Jeremy Corbyn has said.

The Labour leader said Britain's relationship with the EU was a "sideshow" to the Prime Minister appeasing "opponents in the Conservative Party".

Mr Corbyn said Labour would be campaigning for Britain to remain in the EU because "it brings investment, jobs and protection for British workers and consumers".

He said: "Despite the fanfare, the deal that David Cameron has made in Brussels on Britain’s relationship with the EU is a sideshow, and the changes he has negotiated are largely irrelevant to the problems most British people face and the decision we must now make.

"Labour’s priorities for reform in the EU would be different, and David Cameron’s deal is a missed opportunity to make the real changes we need."

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