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Diana's 'regret' on crucial Brussels summit outcome

December 10, 2011 4:51 PM

Diana has expressed her regret and deep concern at the outcome of last night's Europe's leaders crucial summit inBrussels.

Diana EU flagexpressed her 'regret and deep concern' after the results of the meeting became known, adding:

"As a country we have left ourselves on the outside looking in and it is far from clear whose interest this serves if our Government is not to be at the decision-making table.

"More importantly some governments felt it right to express their agreement to the plan from last night subject to consent by their home parliament; why could Mr Cameron not have done this, especially in the context of a coalition government?

"Likewise the method adopted by the heads of government is excessively intergovernmental, by-passing Europe's elected parliament; the final text gives one nodding recognition to the Parliament in respect of 'secondary' legislation. If we are not careful we are watching democratic accountability at a European level fly out the window at a time when it was never more needed.

"In short, this is a sad day for Britain, a sad day for Europe and a sad day for democracy."