"no promise to regain the supremacy of Parliament, nothing on ending the free movement of people and no attempt to reduce Britain's massive contribution to the EU budget".
ii) Boosting competitiveness by setting a target for the reduction of the "burden" of red tape.
iii) Exempting Britain from "ever-closer union" and bolstering national parliaments.
iv) Restricting EU migrants' access to in-work benefits such as tax credits.
"I understand how difficult some of these welfare issues are for some member states, and I'm open to different ways of dealing with this issue."
So there's very little room for manoeuvre - even when it comes to the fact that 40% of recent EU-area immigrants - even some they have jobs - receive (on average) £6,000 a year in state benefits. Put simply, the fact that some actually have jobs is almost immediately cancelled out by that £6,000 a year of benefits they receive.