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PM defends EU budget position

David Cameron has defended the collapse of talks aimed at agreeing the EU budget, saying: "We are not going to be tough on budgets at home and sign up to big increases in European spending in Brussels."

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Cameron: EU budget deal was 'just not good enough'

David Cameron said today the Brussels summit had broken up without an agreement on the EU budget because the deal on the table was "just not good enough".

He said he had rejected an attempt to commit taxpayers to real-terms increases in EU spending and had protected the British rebate.

He stressed that Britain was not acting as a "lone actor" and that other countries shared its stance.

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