Cameron has to convince Eastern European countries to sign a deal that stops their citizens getting benefits in Britain

February 2, 2016 10:15 AM

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By sometime this afternoon, Prime Minister David Cameron will have a draft of his EU renegotiation demands ready to be approved by European Council President Donald Tusk. These demands are the culmination of months of meetings between Cameron and EU leaders — and if he can convince them to sign off on it, it will allow him to call the EU referendum by as early as June this year.

Today's potential deal means the prime minister has until February 18 to convince the leaders of Eastern EU countries to sign up to a deal that will in some way restrict in-work benefits for their citizens who work in the UK.

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