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Has the Liikanen report become the Barnier plan?Update 30/01/14 11:45:Some eagle eyed HM Treasury officials have flagged up that the recitals of the proposal (the preamble points before the articles of the regulation) do allow for the derogation to app…

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Scant compensation

Further to Friday’s piece on the new EU Commission posts (described by Nicolas Sarkozy as a “victory” for France, who said the British were the ‘big losers’) it emerges that Jonathan Faull has been appointed as Michel Barnier’s right-hand man as Direct…

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Number 10 is facing growing accusations that Gordon Brown had ‘sold Britain down the river’ once again by giving up the influential EU trade portfolio currently held by the UK’s Cathy Ashton in return for the arguably less important external relations …

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