Anti-European Tory backbenchers were yesterday accused by their more moderate Eurosceptic colleagues of running a “side-show” that is distracting from attempts at serious EU reform.
Chancellor suggested UK was ready to press ahead with smaller group of like-minded countries under 'enhanced co-operation'
Eurozone unemployment was stable in November, prompting some analysts to suggest that the region’s problems might be beginning to abate.
The single currency is supposedly doomed, weighed down by the parlous state of the Greek economy and infighting between member states. So why on Earth would a Baltic state with a strong economy want to board this stricken ship?
Agreement with arch-rivals means introduction of minimum wage but higher taxes are ruled out
The captain was part of the side that lost 3-2 and failed to reach Euro 2008
Enda Kenny makes announcement in conference address
George Osborne can be expected to brandish the IMF’s upgrade as more evidence that the intense political and economic argument over the appropriate pace of his spending cuts has been, as he put it in a speech last month, “decisively ended”.
Filthy lucre just got a new meaning. Plastic notes of the type chosen this week by the Bank of England as the next generation of paper money have been found by researchers to be the host of choice for some of nature’s nastiest bacteria.
FAI seeking replacement for Italian
The FA chairman has set out his vision for the national team
German leader blames predecessor, Gerhard Schroder – and sparks anger in Athens
The England manager Roy Hodgson faces a shortage of fit strikers for his friendly against Scotland next week, with Wayne Rooney, Jermain Defoe and Andy Carroll officially injured and Daniel Sturridge only recently returned to first-team training with Liverpool.
From the City: We have had a dry run for this great debate in the one about the adoption of the euro
Hope Powell’s position as the England women’s team coach, which has come under intense scrutiny since the dreadful showing and early exit from the European Championship finals in Sweden, may not be at immediate risk.
Hope Powell’s England face Russia this evening in their second European Championship group game, and it is a “must-win” fixture according to the national coach after Friday’s 3-2 defeat by Spain.