EU budget deal agreed

European leaders have reached a deal on a €908 billion (£773 billion) EU budget for the next seven years, at a summit in Brussels.

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Clegg: EU deal 'best outcome for taxpayers'

The Deputy Prime Minister hailed the new EU budget as the "right deal" for Britain:

This is the right deal for Britain and for Europe. It’s the best outcome for British taxpayers and people right across Europe.

Both the Prime Minister and I have always been clear that it was simply not right for the EU budget to go up when cuts are having to be made at home.

Whilst we may have our differences on other European issues, we have worked as one to keep the EU budget in check.

– Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister

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