Grandson of man behind the EU warns that debt-stricken countries must be able to leave euro or "Europe will fail"

'Europe will fail if struggling countries cannot leave euro', warns grandson of man behind the EUStephan Werhahn has quit the pro-euro Christian Democratic UnionHe is standing as a candidate for a eurosceptic partyClaims German bailout policies do not honour his grandfather's views | UPDATED: 18:24 GMT, 26 December 2012 The grandson of a statesman seen as the architect of the EU has warned that 'Europe will fail' if debt-stricken countries are forced to stick with the euro. Stephan Werhahn quit the Christian Democratic Union, which was founded by his grandfather Konrad Adenauer, to switch to a eurosceptic party.

Hotpants for Ms Harman, an abacus for Ed Balls – and a burka for Sally Bercow

Hotpants for Ms Harman, an abacus for Ed Balls — and a burka for Sally Bercow | UPDATED: 00:43 GMT, 24 December 2012 QUENTIN LETTS hands out his celebrity Xmas presents Last-minute Christmas shopping — it’s such a nightmare, isn’t it What on earth can you buy the celebrities who seem to have everything Our brilliant sketchwriter Quentin Letts has a few suggestions . . .

Protest over peace prize: Thousand take to the streets in Oslo to march against European Union being given prestigious Nobel award

Torch-lit protests against awarding the EU the Nobel Peace Prize ahead of ceremony tomorrow | UPDATED: 02:01 GMT, 10 December 2012 Around 1,000 protesters marched in Oslo yesterday against the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union. Peace and human rights campaigners and members of political groups held the torch-lit protest as various EU leaders arrived in Norway, where they will collect the award today. The protesters argued the EU is undemocratic and maintains a large military even as it suffers an economic downturn