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Cameron faces UK parliament over Juncker defeat

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British Prime Minister David Cameron has declared the UK can do business with Jean-Claude Junker.

This comes after Cameron failed to prevent EU leaders giving the bloc’s most powerful job to the Luxembourger.

The prime minister had said renegotiating Britian’s with the EU would be harder under Juncker.

“In the European elections, people cried out for change across the continent. They are intensely frustrated and they deserve a voice. Britain will be the voice of those people. We will always stand up for our principles, we will always defend our national interests and we will fight with all we have to reform the EU over the next few years. And at the end of 2017, it will not be me or this parliament or Brussels that decides Britain’s future in the European Union; it will be the British people,” said Cameron in the House of Commons.

According to British media reports, Labour leader Ed Milliband said Cameron “…started with a divided Europe over the Juncker candidacy and ended with a unite Europe against him.”

Cameron has promised an in/out referendum on EU membership in 2017 if he is re-elected.