EU battle to avert 'Brexit' deal drags into second day

David Cameron arrives for the second day of the EU summit at EU headquarters in Brussels on February 19, 2016Prime Minister David Cameron admitted there was “still no deal” Friday as he headed into a second day of talks after all-night negotiations failed to deliver an agreement to stop Britain crashing out of the EU. A string of European leaders have dug their heels in over Cameron’s demands, which include reducing welfare payments to EU migrants and opting out of a commitment to ever-closer union, forcing him into a corner. “We’ve made some progress but there is still no deal,” Cameron said as he entered fresh talks at the Brussels summit, five hours after the previous night’s negotiations broke up.

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