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Conservative Party (UK)

Cameron: Britain's EU demands not 'Mission: Impossible'

British Prime Minister David Cameron laid out his government's demands for European Union reform Tuesday, saying a looser "British model of membership" would let him campaign "heart and soul" for his country to stay in the 28-nation bloc.

Cameron said the EU must agree to "irreversible changes" that would cede autonomy back to member states — and limit freedom of movement, a key EU principle, by allowing the U.K. to restrict benefits for immigrants from within the EU.

Britain will hold a referendum by the end of 2017 on whether to leave the EU. Cameron says he wants to remain in, provided he can secure the reforms he seeks.