Jacques Delors: Britain could quit the EU and "still be friends", admits the former European Commission president

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.

Cameron vows to secure "better deal for Britain" as he creates two-tier Europe after opting out of banking union

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 China

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.