So we are an outsider within a secret circle? Whilst it "sounds" great that we have exemption, what it actually means is our opinion and vote carries less weight.just to remind people the types of deals that the EU has been willing to offer the UK;
Here's what the EU agreed to in Cameron's deal: "It is recognised that the United Kingdom, in the light of the specific situation it has under the Treaties, is not committed to further political integration into the European Union. The substance of this will be incorporated into the Treaties at the time of their next revision in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Treaties and the respective constitutional requirements of the Member States, so as to make it clear that the references to ever closer union do not apply to the United Kingdom."
again that sounds to me like a decent reassurance on one of the major concerns.