David Cameron has privately conceded he will have to campaign to leave the European Union if he continues to be "completely ignored" by Brussels, the Daily Telegraph has learned.
The Prime Minister has made clear to his closest allies that he will lead the “Out” campaign if he considers the result of his renegotiation with Brussels to be unsuccessful.
It came as Mr Cameron travelled to Bulgaria, where he praised a razor wire security fence being used to prevent migrants entering the country from Turkey and said there were “real lessons to be learned”.
The disclosure comes at the end of a week which has seen Mr Cameron abandon his hopes for an early EU referendum, amid growing opposition in Europe to his plans to curb migrants’ benefits.
There is a growing belief amongst British officials that a “Brexit” is more likely than ever due to the gulf between Mr Cameron’s renegotiation demands and the entrenched position of EU leaders.
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