– ED BALLS MP, SHADOW CHANCELLOR
David Cameron has failed to persuade other European leaders to deliver the reform of and real- terms cut in the Budget which MPs voted for. He is increasingly weak and isolated in Europe, just as he is at home. The Prime Minister needs to start building alliances if he is to deliver a good deal for British taxpayers and for the future of the European Union.
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."