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    Cameron’s EU Membership Deal to Trigger Spike in Migration

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    UK Labour lawmaker Frank Field said that a reached agreement on Britain’s EU reform proposals will provoke a surge in the influx of migrants.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The deal secured by UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Britains's EU membership will provoke a surge in the influx of migrants, Labour lawmaker Frank Field said Sunday.

    "I don’t think overall it will make any difference. It will just change the timing of when people come. People thinking of coming will say better get in now, in case things are difficult over jobs," he said as quoted by The Independent.

    EU leaders met in Brussels on February 18-19 to discuss the United Kingdom’s future in the bloc, reaching an agreement on Britain’s EU reform proposals negotiated by Cameron ahead of the nationwide vote on staying within the bloc, including a four-year "emergency brake" on benefits for newly arrived EU migrants.

    After Friday's agreement, Cameron said he would campaign for Britain to stay in the bloc as the new deal guaranteed a special status for the United Kingdom within the European Union and delivered on the reform commitments he had made. The referendum to decide on the country's future in the European Union is set to take place on June 23.


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