By Rob Hastings and John Lichfield Monday, 24 October 2011
Germany and France go some way towards détente, as Sarkozy targets the bulk of his anger at ‘interfering’ UK Prime Minister
David Cameron was given a vicious dressing down by French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, yesterday as tensions reached boiling point among European leaders arguing over how to save the euro.
Mr Sarkozy was reported to have told the British Prime Minister that he should “shut up” during a meeting of the European Union’s 27 leaders.
“We are sick of you criticising us and telling us what to do,” he was quoted as saying by EU officials, losing patience at what he perceived to be Mr Cameron’s hectoring from the single currency’s sidelines. “You say you hate the euro and now you want to interfere in our meetings.”