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THE WEEKLY WORLD EDITION OF The Daily Telegraph AND The Sunday Telegraph
November 16 - 22 2011 No. 1060
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prime minister, said France was “in danger of being picked off by the markets in the coming weeks and months”.
By Bruno Waterfield in Brussels FRANCE is drawing up plans to create a breakaway organisation of eurozone countries with its own treaty, parliament and headquarters – a move that could significantly undermine the existing European Union.
Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, said the Treasury and Bank of England were making contingency plans for economic “Armageddon” should the euro collapse. Britain was preparing for “all eventualities” in the eurozone, he said. “There’s a lot of scenario planning in government, thinking about all possible outcomes, and the Treasury is doing that. It affects our trade and potentially, in this Armageddon narrative, it
The proposal would see a formal “union within a union” created, but would lead to a deterioration in Britain’s influence in Europe.
At the same time David Cameron is drawing up plans to stop Britain being “railroaded” into agreeing to decisions taken by the new eurozone bloc.
France and Germany are understood to want to strengthen the union between eurozone countries with new taxes and legal measures to stop nations borrowing and spending too much in future. Weaker countries such as Greece could even be barred from the new eurozone, under radical suggestions from some of those involved in discussions over the plan.
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affects the banking system,” he added.
Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has warned Mr Cameron that unless he accepts unconditional changes to the Lisbon Treaty, a split will take place, leaving Britain isolated and in a voting minority within the EU.
All this comes amid growing concerns that France could be the next nation to become embroiled in the single- currency crisis.
“She explicitly told Cameron that if there was no treaty change at the level of the 27 EU members, then others will peel off, which is not what she wants,” a senior EU diplomat told The Telegraph. According to diplomatic notes, Mr
Gordon Brown, the former
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Lest we forget: a British veteran pays his respects at the Cenotaph last Sunday, above; the Duchess of Cambridge also attended the Remembrance Sunday ceremony, below
THE QUEEN led the tributes to members of Britain’s Armed Forces at the Cenotaph as thousands fell silent at Remembrance Sunday services and ceremonies nationwide to honour those who have lost their lives fighting for their country.
At 11am there was a twominute silence for those killed in conflicts past and present.
The Queen stood motionless with head bowed, at the head of her family who stood in a line behind her.
The Duchess of Cambridge, dressed in black and wearing two poppies and a bowler-style hat, watched the sombre events from a balcony at the Foreign and Commonwealth building with other female members of the Royal family.
This is the first time she has attended a Remembrance Sunday ceremony as a member of the Royal family.
Also paying their respects were David Cameron, the Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, the Deputy
Prime Minister, and Labour leader Ed Miliband, among other politicians, High Commissioners from Commonwealth countries, defence chiefs and religious leaders.
The ceremony was attended by thousands of former servicemen and servicewomen who marched past the Cenotaph.
Other similar ceremonies were
held nationwide to commemorate fallen troops from both world wars as well as later conflicts, including the 385 British troops who have died in Afghanistan since 2001.
Indeed, the fighting in Afghanistan claimed its latest life last week, when a Territorial Army soldier, Private Matthew Thornton, 28, of 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, was killed by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Babaji, Helmand province.
Forces in Camp Bastion, Britain’s largest base in Afghanistan, and in other military outposts across the world held their own services to pay tribute to past servicemen and servicewomen.
In Helmand province, Afghan and British troops stood side by side to mark Remembrance Day together for the first time as a parade was held at Camp Shorabak, the Afghan National Army base.
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