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EU vote defeat rocks Cameron

EUROSKEPTIC:According to George Osborne, the British public has become more critical toward the EU and is ‘outraged’ to see money being wasted on Europe

Reuters, LONDON

“We will only put a deal to the House of Commons that we think the House of Commons will accept,” Osborne said. “If it comes to a vote ... the House of Commons will face a choice: You either accept the deal or you accept no deal. Now no deal doesn’t mean there is no spending in Europe; it means you go to these annual budgets in the European Union.”

Osborne, 41, said there had been a shift in the public mood against the EU in Britain.

Many Britons regard the EU as an incompetent and spendthrift bureaucracy. Britain’s ties with the 27-member bloc are likely to be a big theme in a national election due in 2015.

“Britain has become more Euroskeptic over my lifetime. I think people are outraged when they see money being wasted in Europe,” Osborne said.

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