Comments on: UK prepares for possible EU failure Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:55:08 +0000 hourly 1 By: paulos Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:01:54 +0000 Cameron fought against the appointment of Juncker because a) he is an old fashioned federalist that no one wanted and b) he had the backing of Angela Merkel. She changed her position due to domestic politics leaving Cameron out on a limb. Most European leaders do not want Junckers but in the odd wau that the EU works, they got him.