Britain could quit the EU and 'still be friends', admits the former European Commission presidentJacques Delors' u-turn after trying to force European federalism on UKHe suggested Britain could be EU 'partner' instead of fully fledged member | UPDATED: 10:42 GMT, 29 December 2012 U-turn: Jacques Delors' change of heart comes 22 years after he infuriated Eurosceptics by trying to force European federalism on the UK Britain could negotiate a looser relationship with the EU under plans floated by a key architect of the European project.
A two-tier Europe as Britain opts out of banking union: Cameron vows to secure 'better deal' for nation After 14 hours of talks, eurozone countries agreed that the European Central Bank should directly supervise 200 banks – none of which are BritishThe agreement will prevent eurozone countries ganging up on those that have not adopted the single currency | UPDATED: 02:29 GMT, 14 December 2012 New deal: British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives at the EU Headquarters David Cameron vowed to secure ‘a better deal for Britain’ yesterday after an historic deal on EU banks established a two–tier Europe. The agreement will prevent eurozone countries from ganging up on those that have not adopted the single currency – and protect the City of London from financial regulations drawn up by the debt-stricken bloc. After 14 hours of talks, eurozone countries agreed that the European Central Bank should directly supervise 200 banks – none of which are British – in the most far-reaching step towards a single-currency superstate since the euro crisis began.
Prescott threatens to gag Channel 4 probe into his business links with ChinaLord Prescott has threatened to take out an injunction against the Dispatches programmeThe Labour peer is allegedly embroiled in a bitter row with the show's producers | UPDATED: 02:08 GMT, 3 December 2012 Visit: Then British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott spins a tracitional top called 'kongzhu' during a visit at Baijiazhuang Primary School in Beijing in 2006 John Prescott has threatened Channel 4 with an injunction over a TV investigation probing his business links with China, it emerged yesterday.