UK PM Bullish on Deal With European Union

David Cameron has told the BBC he is “upbeat, bullish and optimistic” that he will succeed in renegotiating the UK’s relations with the European Union.

He said he would “absolutely” give a cast-iron guarantee that a referendum would be held by the end of 2017.

Asked if that meant he would recommend voting to leave the EU if he failed to get the changes he wanted, he said he was confident the talks would succeed.

UKIP’s Nigel Farage accused Mr Cameron of “pretending” to be Eurosceptic.

Appearing on The Andrew Marr Show, Mr Cameron restated his plans to secure changes to EU powers over the UK in areas of immigration, welfare, the single market and the ability of national parliaments to over-rule Brussels.

via BBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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