Cameron is complaining about a small surcharge after he agrees to the far larger EU Climate agenda including EU ETS.
Media buy the smokescreen.
Dates are important
From gov.uk web site
European Council October 2014: David Cameron’s speech
From: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street and The Rt Hon David Cameron MP
Delivered on: 24 October 2014 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered)
Good afternoon and welcome. It has been 24 hours in Brussels with some notable and important successes, but also with some deep frustrations and frankly quite a bit of anger about the way we have been treated.
The second issue has been climate change, where I want to make sure Europe is playing its part in delivering a global deal that can prevent dangerous climate change. I think it was very important that Europe stepped up to the plate, and we have done that, with committing ourselves to more than 40% reductions of greenhouse gases by 2030.
Who got the headlines and brickbats over an announced EU climate intent? Not Cameron, the outgoing Rompuy.
Cameron has gone very loudly ballistic over money, hiding the climate issue completely. Looks like the media bought this.