Cameron stands by EU summit veto

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Series Details 13.12.11
Publication Date 13/12/2011
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Report of comments by United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron in the House of Commons on the 12 December 2011. reporting back to MPs on the outcome of the European Council, Brussels, 8-9 December 2011.

He insisted that Britain’s membership of the EU would not be jeopardised by his use of the veto which prompted widespread questions about the country’s future relationship with the EU.

He defended his decision to refuse to join the other 26 European Union member states in a fiscal union, and dismissed growing calls in his Conservative Party for Britain to leave the EU, saying remaining in the bloc was vital to Britain's national interests.

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