The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister remain at one when it comes to protecting British taxpayers' interests in Brussels. Britain has worked constructively to come to a deal and, while there has been progress at this summit, the deal is still not right for Britain and a number of other countries.
– STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
When governments around Europe are exercising restraint on spending at home, the EU budget also needs to demonstrate discipline with a real terms freeze. It is right that, across Europe, we now all take a couple of months to step back from this, continue to make our case for restraint and come back to it in 2013 ready to do a sensible deal along the lines we've proposed.