An important time at which to resurrect this thread again I think.
EU VETO: CAMERON SAYS HE NEGOTIATED IN 'GOOD FAITH'
David Cameron has said he "genuinely looked to reach an agreement" at the EU summit but vetoed treaty change because it was not in the national interest.
Mr Cameron told MPs he negotiated in "good faith" and his demands were "modest, reasonable and relevant".
The prime minister said he used the veto as he did not secure "sufficient safeguards" on financial regulation.
His pro-European Deputy PM Nick Clegg, decided not to take his usual place alongside the PM in the Commons.
Labour leader Ed Miliband questioned why Mr Clegg was not in the Commons, saying the PM could "not even persuade" his deputy of the merits of his actions.'National interest'
The statement began with Labour MPs shouting "where's Clegg" - and later during the statement Tory backbencher Nadine Dorries accused the Lib Dem leader of "cowardice" while a succession of Labour MPs asked the PM if he knew where Mr Clegg was.After the Commons statement Mr Clegg told reporters that everyone knew he and prime minister disagreed on the outcome of the summit: "I would have been a distraction if I was there."
He added: "Being isolated as one is potentially bad for jobs, bad for growth, bad for the livelihoods of millions of people in this country, but the coalition government is here to stay."Full article
Any thoughts on Nick Clegg's behaviour and his assurance that, despite the disagreement between himself and the PM on what is a very divisive and important issue, "the coalition government is here to stay"? Or any opinions about David Cameron's actions at the EU Summit?