Balls attacks Cameron and Merkel over euro crisis

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has dismissed a deal on euro debt as "not a big step forward".

He insisted that the policies pursued by David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were the wrong ones to sort out the financial crisis.

Yet again, the governments have muddled through and we have not had a decisive step forward. We have not seen the change we actually wanted to see.

I'm afraid we are going to get back to the wrangling and we still have the Cameron/Merkel view which is that big spending cuts will get growth when that is clearly not working.

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PM welcomes 'bazooka' aid deal

David Cameron has described an EU deal to provide direct aid to Spanish banks as a "big bazooka" that could help solve the Eurozone crisis.