"Victory for David Cameron as EU budget is cut for first time in history"
By Paul Goodman
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The Guardian takes much the same view, but points out that "critics of Britain will say that Cameron has not achieved a budget of €886bn which was set by Britain in 2011".
My best guess is that many voters, while believing that every penny spent on the EU budget is a penny wasted, will take the Telegraph's headline point.
So it's a double dose of good news for the Prime Minister this morning - with the Lord Ashcroft poll report from Eastleigh.
Cameron is not exactly my flavour of the month. But he will have a bounce in his step this weekend, and he should be congratulated for helping to point the budget in the right direction.
- The deal "could save the British taxpayer up to £500 million a year".
- The plan "would slash the EU's spending by £30 billion between 2014 and 2020 compared to current levels of spending".
- "Talks began acrimoniously on Thursday afternoon when President Hollande snubbed a meeting with Mr Cameron and the German Chancellor."
- "One EU diplomat complained that Van Rompuy had adopted crude tactics that saw him buy off individual member states with "gifts" while cutting EU-wide infrastructure projects such as the Connecting Europe initiative. "Growth has been the victim of the bazaar," the source said."