Nicolas Sarkozy told David Cameron he was 'stupid' for pulling out of European group - Telegraph
President Sarkozy and the Conservative Leader were involved in a series of heated exchanges after Mr Cameron left the European People's Party, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal.
Mr Sarkozy is said to have told Mr Cameron: "C'est fou, il se fait mal ŗ la tÍte," meaning "It's stupid, you're giving yourself a headache."
Senior sources in Brussels revealed the exchanges which took place in the wake of Mr Cameron's pulling his Conservative MEPs out of the centre-right EPP grouping in June in order to fulfil a pledge made during his leadership campaign in 2005.
The decision went down badly with other mainstream European leaders including Angela Merkel of Germany, who threatened to withhold co-operation from the Conservatives.
Ms Merkel's Christian Democrat Union party recalled its London representative Thomas Stehling to Germany in protest at the move.
Everything Iíve read about Cameron makes me mistrust him when it comes to European affairs. However, the fact that he has pulled out of the EPP is certainly something that British voters can be pleased about. He promised it almost four years ago and pressure is now on him to promise a Lisbon referendum whether it has been enforced or not.
The next year will be quite interesting.