PM defends EU plans to avoid 'Brexit'

British Prime Minister David Cameron likely face tough questions from lawmakers, including eurosceptics from his own Conservative PartyPrime Minister David Cameron will on Wednesday defend planned reforms to keep Britain in the EU before parliament, as European lawmakers begin negotiations in Strasbourg to avoid a so-called “Brexit” from the bloc. EU president Donald Tusk unveiled proposals to avoid Britain leaving the 28-nation club on Tuesday, firing the starting gun on two weeks of tense negotiations to reach a deal at a summit later this month. Tusk said Wednesday the proposed deal is “fair” for Britain and its 27 partners.

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