This Blog stated yesterday that it was unlikely Mr Tusk would be returning to Brussels, waving a piece of paper in the air and shouting about “peace in our time”.
Straw-clutching Cameron was left proclaiming that prolonging negotiations by a day was a good result.
One is agog to see what miracle he hopes to work in the extra hours.
European Council president Donald Tusk has left a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron declaring there is “no deal” yet over a renegotiation of the UK’s relationship with the EU.
It had been planned that any proposed deal could be put to other EU leaders on Monday, ahead of a February summit.
An early deal would allow Mr Cameron to call a referendum on the UK’s EU membership before the summer holidays.
Mr Cameron and Mr Tusk met over dinner at Downing Street on Sunday.
However, Mr Cameron later said on Twitter that it had been a “good meeting” and that Mr Tusk had agreed to another 24 hours of talks before publishing the draft UK renegotiation text.
According to an EU source, Mr Tusk’s negotiating team stayed in Downing Street after the meeting.
After the 24-hour period has passed, the team will assess the situation and decide whether to table a draft agreement or not.
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