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Financial Times - United Kingdom | Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Both sides must be willing to compromise

The EU should meet Cameron half-way on the topic of migrant workers' rights if it wants to prevent a Brexit, the liberal business paper Financial Times urges: "The one issue that will meet resistance in Europe is Mr Cameron's proposal to restrict access to in-work benefits for EU migrant workers. This will run into opposition from Poland and other eastern European states whose citizens seek opportunities to work throughout the bloc. Mr Cameron has wisely shown some flexibility, saying he is 'open to different ways of dealing with this issue'. EU leaders should similarly demonstrate some restraint. If they want to stop Brexit, the prime minister cannot be seen to fail on an issue that remains neuralgic for UK voters."

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