The EU is expected to agree a 2.9% increase in their budget after David Cameron opposed the original 5.9% increase requested by the European Commission and European Parliament. Cameron has claimed the smaller increase is a “spectacular success”, but others have said he could have gone further and insisted upon a freeze or reduction in the EU’s budget. Which best reflects your view?

Field work dates: 31 October 2010 - 1 November 2010
Data from: Great Britain
Results from: 1 poll

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Results for: The EU is expected to agree a 2.9% increase in their budget after David Cameron opposed the original 5.9% increase requested by the European Commission and European Parliament. Cameron has claimed the smaller increase is a “spectacular success”, but others have said he could have gone further and insisted upon a freeze or reduction in the EU’s budget. Which best reflects your view?
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1 November 2010
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A freeze in the budget would have been impossible to achieve, and Cameron is right to call the smaller increase a success31%
Cameron could have achieved a freeze or reduction in the budget had he negotiated harder, and is wrong to call the smaller increase a success42%
Neither10%
Don't know18%

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    The European Union is expected to agree a 2.9% increase in their budget after David Cameron opposed the original 5.9% increase requested by the European Commission and European Parliament. David Cameron has claimed the smaller increase is a “spectacular success”, but other people have said he could have gone further and insisted upon a freeze or reduction in the European Union’s budget. Which of the following best reflects your view?

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