Dellors and Van Rompuy fear UK EU exit.

Both Herman Van Rompuy and Jaques Dellors were today said to be fearing a British exit from the EU.

With David Cameron set to make a big speech on the issue in the New Year Mr Van Rompuy launched a scathing attack on Tories wanting to "cherry pick" the benefits whilst discarding the rest.

In an exclusive interview with a national newspaper the EU Council President said: "If every member state were able to cherry pick the EU would soon unravel."

"I do not expect a single member state to seek to undermine the fundamentals of our co-operative system."

It seems some in the EU believe it better if Britain was completely in or out, without room for maneuver.