AFP – French President Nicolas Sarkozy launched a scathing attack on British Prime Minister David Cameron at Sunday’s EU summit, saying he was “sick of him telling us what to do,” Britain’s press reported.
During talks in Brussels to resolve the eurozone debt crisis, the French leader accused Cameron of “interfering in our meetings”, British newspapers The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph reported, citing diplomatic sources.
“We’re sick of you criticising us and telling us what to do,” Sarkozy reportedly told Cameron.
“You say you hate the euro, you didn’t want to join and now you want to interfere in our meetings,” he added.
Another newspaper, The Times, also reported that a row had erupted, but did not give exact details.
Tempers frayed over Sarkozy’s insistence that only the 17 members of the eurozone attend a bank rescue summit meeting hastily arranged for Wednesday, according to the Telegraph.