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European Parliament Tie-up Complicates UK Cameron's Reform Push

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June 05, 2014 AT 4:49 AM
British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives have voted to align themselves with two nationalist right-wing parties in the European Parliament, a move that risks alienating allies Cameron needs if he is to win back powers from Brussels. Cameron has pledged to try to renegotiate Britain's EU relationship if re-elected in a national vote next year, ahead of giving Britons an in/out referendum on membership by 2017. But his reform drive has so far won only limited backing across Europe. Teaming up with parties that some mainstream politicians and officials whom he needs on side view as unsavory could make it harder for him to achieve his aims.