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Coffee Shots: Cameron gives Van Rompuy the full and frank treatment

David Cameron has this afternoon had a ‘full and frank’ discussion with European Council president Herman Van Rompuy about the candidacy of Jean-Claude Juncker for president of the European Commission. What does ‘full and frank’ mean? According to this picture, it involved the PM demanding a vote on the appointment from behind his hand. Not a diplomatic tactic we’ve seen before…

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