Denmark is exempted from several EU rules on justice and home affairs under the landmark Treaty of Amsterdam of 1997.
Waves of talent from overseas have helped to make our capital the most dynamic urban economy in Europe.
“But it should be up to us in this country to decide – as they do in America and Australia – whom to admit and when to admit them.”
He backed David Cameron’s plans to tackle benefit tourism AFP
But Brussels bureaucrats have yet agree to his demand, with some leaders claiming it “breaches” key principles of the bloc.
And critics of the Prime Minister have claimed he is not prepared to lead Britain out of the EU even if the results of his negotiation are minimal.
The Prime Minister will travel to Brussels on Thursday AFP
He told the Telegraph: “The PM’s suggestion was modest, and sensible. It has been recklessly disregarded.
“This country could have a viable and exciting future outside the present EU arrangements.
If we are going to stay, we need reform; and if the Danes can have their special circumstances recognised, so can Britain.”
Mr Cameron is heading to the European Council summit in Brussels on Thursday to discuss his proposed reforms.
The Prime Minister has previously conceded no deal will be reached at the summit – and instead hopes to seal a package of reforms in February.