'Utter humiliation' for PM over Juncker, says Miliband

Ed Miliband tore into the Prime Minister over Juncker. Credit: PA

David Cameron returned from the European Council as a failure and suffering "utter humiliation" after Jean-Claude Juncker was nominated to be the new Commission president, Ed Miliband claimed today.

The Labour leader tore into the Prime Minister after Mr Cameron reported to MPs on the summit, which saw European leaders vote 26-2 in favour of Mr Juncker.

Mr Cameron insisted his actions represented standing by a point of principle and had made it clear Britain would not back down on issues of importance.

He said he was 'not prepared to budge' on his stance on Juncker added: "It's a bad day for Europe."