EU referendum: MEPs will 'clarify' UK deal, says Martin Schulz

European Parliament President Martin Schulz has told Britain to vote in the referendum on its EU membership on the basis of a deal, if it is agreed, at the crunch EU summit on Thursday and Friday.

Following talks with UK PM David Cameron, it was put to Mr Schulz that some people in the UK were unhappy with the idea that the deal on which the referendum campaign will be based could be vetoed later by the European Parliament.

Mr Shulz disputed the idea that there was a veto and said that although no parliament could give guarantees he said that in his experience "it does go in a good direction" when there has been such an agreement between all the heads of state.

He said that the deal would set the "frame" and parliament's role would be to "clarify" and "solve the problems" within it.