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Douglas Alexander MP, Labour's Shadow Foreign Secretary, said:

"David Cameron's isolation is a sign of weakness not of strength.

"Britain this morning is more isolated than at any point in the 35 years of British membership of Europe.

"It is not in Britain's national interest for decisions to be taken without us even at the table and it's a direct result of David Cameron spending more time negotiating with his own backbenchers than with our European partners."

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