David Cameron remained bullish despite his resounding failure in persuading EU leaders not to support Jean-Claude Juncker.
ITV News Europe Editor James Mates is at the Prime Minster's press conference in Brussels:
Cameron: This was an important stand, but far from being last stand. Sometimes have to be ready to lose a battle to win the war.
Cameron: The job of keeping UK in the EU has got harder. Is it an impossible job? No.
Cameron: In a Eur crying out for reform we've gone for THE career insider. But we have to work together now, so must put that rhetoric aside
It should be no surprise that David Cameron failed to stop such a long-standing EU figure being nominated as European Commission president.
The PM's friends in Europe are bewildered that he would rather go down in flames than try for the best deal possible in the circumstances.
David Cameron is cruising for Euro-bruising over the election of Jean-Claude Jucker