EXCLUSIVE: Cameron gave away Britain’s most valuable EU bargaining tool, says IDS

The Prime Minister’s negotiations for a “reformed EU” in February have weakened Britain’s position in the union because he has given away the right to veto treaties, the former work and pensions minister told a packed-out Vote Leave launch meeting on Friday night.

Mr Duncan Smith, who resigned from the cabinet in March over proposed cuts to disability benefits, said the only thing the European Commission wanted from the negotiations was to reclaim Britain’s ability to veto – and they succeeded.

He also revealed he was told by the Government the veto was not as strong as everybody thought, but EU legal experts told him the opposite.

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