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PM on collision course with Merkel

David Cameron is on a collision course with Angela Merkel after the German chancellor backed the continuity candidate for next president of the European Commission. Mrs Merkel announced she wants Jean-Claude Juncker to get the key post despite the Prime Minister making clear he views the former Luxembourg leader as a symbol of Europe’s past. Mr Cameron was thought to have won over some of his counterparts at a Brussels summit this week, where he argued that a reformer should take charge of the EU executive. He insisted that recent elections, which saw strong performances by Eurosceptic parties across the continent, demonstrated the need for change. But speaking at the National Catholic…