We are not able to give a running commentary on the discussions. The Prime Minister
, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron
) is focussed on success. He believes he can and will succeed in reforming and renegotiating our relationship with the EU
and campaigning to keep the UK in the EU on that basis. I welcome Chancellor
Merkel’s statement to the Bundestag on 15 October that “it goes without saying that we will work constructively with the British government” on this question, and that she was “convinced that we will be able to find an acceptable compromise”.