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Two-speed Europe 'dangerous'

The British prime minister's veto of a new EU treaty will create a two-speed Europe resulting in serious cracks in some areas, an expert has claimed.

Doctor India Propriateway of the Instituut Europeen de Proonz believes that if France and the UK move at significantly different speeds, fissures may open in the earth's crust and the English Channel may disappear.

I don't understand why Mr Cameron wants Britain to move at a different speed to France, she said. It seems like an extremely dangerous thing to me.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she regretted that the UK was not able to go along the same path as the rest of Europe. There is a danger, Doctor Propriateway believes, that Germany could collide with the British Isles at some point in the future, although she thinks Denmark may soften the impact.

I think it's right for Britain to say: 'Well, which bits of Europe most benefit us as a nation?', said Mr Cameron, and to focus on those things and I'm not frightened of the fact sometimes you might not be included in some things.

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