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Video: UK government loses EU budget vote

11-01-2012 13:57 BJT

British Prime Minister David Cameron has suffered a fresh blow, after his coalition government lost a Commons vote over the country’s European Union budget. More than 50 rebel tory MPs joined forces with the opposition Labour party to defeat the motion.

Although the result carries no legal weight, the setback is raising questions about Cameron’s authority, and reviving memories of Tory infighting over Europe some twenty years ago. Cameron wants the UK’s long-term EU budget to stay as it is, and rise in line with inflation. But opponents say it should be cut in real terms to reflect the bleak economic landscape, both at home and across Europe.

Editor:James |Source: CCTV.com

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