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Cam seizes on Labour 'uncertainty' over Europe

Cam seizes on Labour 'uncertainty' over Europe
David Cameron has seized on Labour's position over Europe, highlighting Ed Balls' warning to his colleagues not to become the "anti-referendum" party.

As he spoke to MPs hailing a cut to the EU budget, the Prime Minister said: "What could be greater uncertainty than the position of the party opposite, where one minute they are in favour of a referendum and the next minute they are against it?

"They really have got to sort out their position."

But Labour sought to clarify their position on Europe tonight, with a spokesperson saying that their party's group of MEPs would be voting for the European Budget deal agreed at the European Council Summit.

Mr Cameron was speaking after Shadow Chancellor Mr Balls gave an interview to the Yorkshire Post, warning Labour not to be "stupid" by allowing itself to be cast as the “anti-referendum" party on Europe.

The Prime Minister also told the Commons that he had struck a better deal than Labour ever had managed to achieve.

"Labour gave up almost half the British rebate for practically nothing in return... By working with like-minded allies, we delivered a real terms cut in what Brussels can spend for the first time in history," he said.

But Labour leader Ed Miliband said the Prime Minister had "sought to vote down the proposal that turned out to be the outcome of the negotiations".

Mr Cameron said there were still areas to the budget that needed reforming, including the Common Agricultural Policy and the European Commission.

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