Cameron: UK 'can do business' with Juncker

David Cameron has insisted he can "do business" with the new President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, despite having vigorously opposed his appointment.

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Cameron praised by leading Eurosceptic MP

A former cabinet minister has praised David Cameron's stance on Jean-Claude Juncker's appointment and claimed that isolation in Brussels was not a cause for concern.

David Cameron with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande Credit: Guido Bergmann/DPA/Press Association Images

Writing on his blog John Redwood, now a Conservative backbencher said: "To those who say Mr Cameron should not have sought to block Mr Juncker because he could not win, I say you are wrong."

The well known Eurosceptic added: "The battle over Mr Juncker was but the first skirmish in a long negotiation of a new relationship for the UK with the rest of the EU."

"If the rest of the EU continue to be so unsympathetic to UK requirements, more UK voters will draw their own conclusions about the desirability of our continued membership."

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