03.02.16

Cameron faces wrath from fellow Conservatives over EU reform proposals

cep economist Bert Van Roosebeke tells Spiegel Online he doubts that the details of the proposals will play a deciding role in the outcome of the referendum. “The debate is getting increasingly emotional,” he notes

British Prime Minister Cameron (l.), EU Council President Tusk

British Prime Minister David Cameron faced the wrath from fellow Conservatives in parliament on Wednesday, where he defended a deal to keep Britain in the EU, Reuters reported. Many British newspapers also trashed the deal, dubbing it a “farce”, a “joke” or a “delusion”, the news agency wrote. On Tuesday, Cameron said Britain could hold its EU membership referendum within "a few months" if other EU member states back the reform proposals announced by European Council President Donald Tusk. cep economist Bert Van Roosebeke told Spiegel Online he doubted that the details of the proposals will play a deciding role in the outcome of the referendum. “The debate is getting increasingly emotional,” Van Roosebeke said.