David Cameron came to an agreement with the European Council this week on draft proposals for EU membership reform. According to reports, the proposals had met initial resistance from many of the Member States and Mr Cameron is expected to face two weeks of "difficult" negotiations before the summit in Brussels. However, Mr Cameron held talks yesterday with European Parliament President Martin Schulz, who said afterwards the negotiations were "not at the end of the process" but that he was "optimistic" of finding a compromise. Meanwhile, in the UK, support for Britain leaving the EU has risen since the proposals were unveiled, according to a YouGov poll published this morning.