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To The Editor,
David Cameron has been told EU leaders cannot agree on his demand to ban EU migrants from claiming benefits for four years.
In a letter to the European Council, the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, said Mr Cameron had raised "difficult" issues in his demands to reform the UK's deal with the European Union.
Ahead of the meeting of the council in December, at which the Prime Minister had hoped to secure agreement on his deal terms, Mr Tusk said "no consensus" could be reached by the EU leaders on his changes to benefit payments.
He said: "While we see good prospects for agreeing on ways to fight abuses and possibly on some reforms related to the export of child benefits, there is presently no consensus on the request that people coming to Britain from the EU must live there and contribute for four years before they qualify for in-work benefits or social housing.
As Nigel Farage tweeted - "Clearer now than ever that 'renegotiation' is a con job. Two choices: deeper EU integration or Leave EU."
Margot Parker, UKIP MEP for the East Midlands
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