In the end, diplomats said, it was the UK that became the biggest stumbling block to a deal between all 27 countries, with Britainâs prime minister David Cameron holding out for hours in the hope of getting concessions for the UKâs financial services industry. âVery simply, in order to accept the reform of the treaty at 27, David Cameron asked for what we thought was unacceptable: a protocol to exonerate the UK from financial services regulation,â said Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0da05152-2222-11e1-acdc-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1fgseAko8 Ha, ha, ha. ThatÂ´s what the UK understands under "protecting its "own" interests...Mr. Cameron played bad poker and will be gifted with a financial transaction tax! Ouch, how many additional job cuts will this cost the City?