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09/06/2015 10:31 BST | Updated 09/06/2015 10:59 BST

David Cameron Blaming Journalists For 'Misinterpreting' EU Comments Doesn't Go Down Well

David Cameron has blamed journalists for confusion over whether ministers would have to resign from the government to campaign for an exit from the EU in the upcoming referendum.

The Prime Minister claimed reporters had "misinterpreted" him in a press conference held at the G7 Summit in Switzerland on Sunday.

Keen to clarify whether 'collective responsibility' would apply to those on the government's payoll, amid publicly-aired grievances by angry Eurosceptic MPs early on Monday, David Cameron organised another briefing for reporters on Monday, attempting to undermine their previous day's stories by saying that if they wanted further clarification on the matter they should "just ask".

Queue widespread outrage by those in attendance.

Cameron's retort fist prompted this reaction from the Daily Mail's deputy political editor, Jason Groves:

Groves retorted playfully on Twitter, saying it was a "typical over-interpretation of an entirely neutral position".

But there was speculation too that he was not the only political pundit unimpressed with the Prime Minister's defence.

The two senior editors certainly didn't hold back...

In fact, colleagues from across many different news titles were defiant in the face of the Prime Minister's criticism of their trade.

So it's hardly surprising then, that after blaming journalists for what has now become known as Cameron's 'EU-turn', that the Prime Minister should wake up to some of these front pages, collated courtesy of the i paper's editor, Olly Duff.

David Cameron not only has to win back the large number of dissenting MPs in his party, it seems he may well need to heal some wounds with those in the media too.

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