Cameron says he took the "right" decision over EU treaty
Dec 12, 2011, 16:00 GMT
London - Prime Minister David Cameron Monday defended his controversial veto of a new European Union (EU) treaty aimed at stabilizing the eurozone as 'the right decision for Britain.'
Cameron told parliament he had 'responded in good faith' to German and French proposals on treaty alterations, but his request for safeguards for Britain had been rebuffed.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg Sunday said he was 'bitterly disappointed' by the stance taken by Cameron. Clegg, who is deputy prime minister in the coalition government, was not present at the start of the parliamentary debate Monday.
Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour Party opposition, accused Cameron of 'letting the country down' at the Brussels summit last week. 'We shall rue the day the day the prime minister took this decision,' said Miliband.
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