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Where have Cameron’s promised reforms to EU membership gone?

7 June 2016

The foundations were non-existent for the prime minister's red card and emergency brake on benefits policies, writes Thom Brooks

It is fair to say that the 'debate' on Brexit has produced more heat than light. Each side has its share of gimmickry that most of us could have done without.

Yet there is an elephant in the room - not the effects of Brexit on trade or immigration, but the prime minister's proposed reforms. Remember them?

David Cameron never wanted this to be a vote for or against Britain's existing arrangement with Brussels. From the first announcement, before the last general election, the referendum was always to be a vote about accepting or rejecting a reformed EU shaped by Cameron's hand; this was every bit as much about his political legacy as it was our relationship with Europe.

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