Labour leader Ed Miliband said it would "a total and utter humiliation" for David Cameron if Jean-Claude Juncker was appointed to the role of European Commission president.
He said: "Instead of building alliances in Europe, David Cameron burns our alliances and it's Britain that loses out."
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