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Cameron: No Economic Benefits to Migrants if Britain Stays in EU

© AP Photo / Kirsty WigglesworthThe United Kingdom's membership in the European Union is subject to its ability to refuse welfare benefits to EU migrants in the country, Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to announce Friday.
The United Kingdom's membership in the European Union is subject to its ability to refuse welfare benefits to EU migrants in the country, Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to announce Friday. - Sputnik International
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Britain's membership in the European Union depends on the country's ability to curb welfare perks to EU migrants in the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to announce Friday.

Britain will pay only half of the £1.7 billion ($2.6 billion) budget surcharge demanded by the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron stated Friday. - Sputnik International
Cameron Says Britain Will Pay Only Half of $2.6 Bln EU Surcharge
MOSCOW, November 28 (Sputnik) — The United Kingdom's membership in the European Union is subject to its ability to refuse welfare benefits to EU migrants in the country, Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to announce Friday, according to London-based City A.M.

"In a speech on Friday the Prime Minister will say that the UK's continued membership of the EU is dependent on the UK being able to deny benefits to migrants from the bloc," the newspaper reported, signaling the British government's increasingly tough stance toward the European Union.

The rise of the eurosceptic United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) was triggered by the general appetite for change in the British society, Lord Mackay of Clashfern told Sputnik news agency Sunday. - Sputnik International
UKIP's Success Reflects 'Appetite For Change': Senior Conservative Peer
Relations between London and Brussels have worsened since the UK Independence Party's (UKIP) success in the European Parliament elections in May, reflecting growing anti-immigration and eurosceptic views in Britain. Cameron pledged to cut immigration to "tens of thousands" in an attempt to gain support from the British public, the newspaper reported.

The UK Office of National Statistics (ONS) latest Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures show that out of the 5.3 million people that claimed unemployment benefits, 134,000 were foreign citizens, almost half of whom came from the European Union.

According to the ONS, net migration to the United Kingdom was estimated at 260,000 in 2014. Compared to last year, 45,000 more EU citizens immigrated to the United Kingdom and the number of EU nationals employed in the country saw a 16-percent spike.

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