'No real term reduction, no deal' on EU budget

Douglas Carswell, the MP for Clacton, was one of more than 50 Tory MPs who voted in favour of demanding a reduction in the EU budget yesterday.

Mr Carswell told ITV News that the House of Commons would have the final say on whether Britain goes along with a deal on the budget.

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Clegg fury over EU defeat vote

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has warned Tory rebels who combined with Labour to inflict a damaging defeat on the coalition that they have "absolutely no hope" of achieving their goal of forcing the European Union (EU) to cut spending.