After a marathon night of negotiations regarding Europe debt and sovereign power the Brit Prime Minister David Cameron issued the Churchilian two fingered salute to the Germans and the French.
Although the official talk was of taxing the financial sector in London some blamed other factors. One minister who wished to remain anonymous said:
'Cameron made a number of unrealistic requests that he knew we would never agree to. Cameron wanted fish and chips with mushy peas at our meetings for the next 12 months, he wanted an evening with Sarkozy's wife and he wanted a new series of Baywatch to be filmed in Great Yarmouth.'
'Naturally he knew we could not meet all of his requests,' the minister added, 'especially the chips and Baywatch stipulations and so Cameron not being happy played his veto.'
Cameron denied it was ever about anything other than protecting UK interests but added; 'If they can't be bothered to get a few bags in from the chippy, speak to the Hoff about reprising his role as Mitch or simply get Carla to 'put out' then its veto all the way I'm afraid.'