Cameron rejects EU budget compromise over rebate cuts

Herman Van Rompuy’s plan, which would cut Britain’s multibillion pound rebate, comes under discussion in Brussels David Cameron is to tell the president of the European council in Brussels that a compromise plan for the EU budget is unacceptable because it includes drastic cuts to Britain’s multibillion pound rebate. The prime minister, who told MPs […]


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Weather-beaten UK farmers lament a dismal year for food production

Already squeezed by supermarket dominance, all types of farmer have had to endure drought and flooding this year too “It’s been the worst year in living memory,” says Jonathan Lukies, who farms 288 hectares (720 acres) of arable and fruit orchards near Stansted, Essex. “It was horrific.” This year’s weather has been a rollercoaster for […]


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Cameron to bargain over UK’s status in the EU – and the CAP

PM to warn Hollande that he will block eurozone governance plans if the EU refuses to allow a renegotiation David Cameron will warn François Hollande that he will block new governance arrangements for the eurozone if the EU refuses to allow a renegotiation of Britain’s relationship with Brussels. In his first meeting with the new […]


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David Cameron vows to protect British EU rebate from French demands

Fears that François Hollande is planning to abandon an informal non-aggression pact on funding made with Sarkozy David Cameron is facing renewed pressure over the EU on two fronts – a group of 100 Tory MPs have demanded a referendum and the new French government indicated it would adopt a tough stance over Britain’s EU […]


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Cameron to warn Hollande on EU rebate

PM to tell president: abide by deal struck with Nicolas Sarkozy or UK will demand major cuts in EU subsidies to French farmers Britain is to tell the new French government that it will demand major cuts in generous EU subsidies to farmers in France if President François Hollande challenges the annual £2.7bn British rebate. […]


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David Cameron to warn François Hollande against challenging EU rebate

PM to tell president: abide by deal struck with Nicolas Sarkozy or UK will demand major cuts in EU subsidies to French farmers Britain is to tell the new French government that it will demand major cuts in generous EU subsidies to farmers in France if President François Hollande challenges the annual £2.7bn British rebate. […]


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