Among the package of measures, Cameron won a
commitment to change the bloc’s governing treaties in future to recognise that
Britain was not bound to any political union and would have safeguards against
financial regulation being imposed on the City of London by the euro zone.
Before heading home to present the details to his
Cabinet, the British premier hailed success over key demands.
“Britain will be permanently out of ever closer union,
never part of a European super state,” he told a news conference.
After much wrangling at the two day EU summit, the
settlement won unanimous support, as announced by European Council President
Britain is already the EU’s most semi-detached member,
having opted out of joining the euro single currency, the Schengen zone of
passport-free travel and many areas of police and judicial cooperation.