David Cameron's final plea to fellow European leaders not to nominate Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission President were ignored, says ITV News Europe Editor James Mates:
Cameron has been making last plea to fellow leaders not to make Juncker Commission President. He's been ignored: Juncker formally proposed.
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