France and Germany plot EU inner circle - leaving door open for Britain
France and Germany are planning an inner circle of EU countries which could open the door for Britain to rebuild ties with Europe.
The two nations have tabled a blueprint for closer integration among willing member states, which includes a new membership even for the UK, according to reports.
Lord Heseltine told The Independent the UK must urgently explore the idea as the over-arching majority of people in Britain see Brexit as a mistake.
News of the plan comes after Sir Keir Starmer held very constructive and positive talks in Paris with French president Emmanuel Macron.
The Labour leader said the meeting began with an exchange of gifts and covered topics including the relationship between our two countries and future prosperity and security.