This afternoon David Cameron "reported" to the House of Commons on his attendance at the European Council meeting that took place at the end of last week. His statement to the House on economic matters contained just 604 words (Economy: 79; Eurozone: 256; Growth: 269) and to say it was lacking in detail would be the understatement of the year. Cameron began by stating (provisional Hansard transcript):
"Britain had two goals at this Summit. …first, to support the euro area’s efforts to bring stability to the eurozone, while fully protecting Britain’s sovereignty… …and second, following our Budget for growth last week, to win support for a similarly ambitious pro-growth, pro-market agenda for Europe as a whole."
From John Redwood it is possible to see that what Cameron did not report to the House was that the European Council agreed:
"priorities for fiscal consolidation and structural reform.