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Earlier, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis formally submitted the request after days of backstairs negotiations with the European Commission and the chairman of the Eurogroup of finance ministers of the currency bloc.
THE spirit of Backstairs Billy, the Coventry-raised butler to the Queen Mother, is still haunting the Royal Family although he passed away seven years ago.
Costello Music gave birth to some of the most catchiest singalong tunes of the late noughties - the thunderous Creepin Up The Backstairs, the heartfelt Whistle For The Choir and the epic Chelsea Dagger, a song so grand its verve is echoed across every major sporting ground and stadium up and down the country.
The dimly lit backstairs of the office where I toiled writing showbiz tittle-tattle were known as Gropers Alley.
I can offer Teacher Librarian readers some exclusive scoops and news from backstairs in our nation's capitol.
These backstairs people can make or break a hotel but they seldom get a mention.
Goldblatt) a ballsier suitor bolsters the backstairs intrigue, while Angela Wildflower Polk's sizzling incarnation of Lady Gaga mixed with the Acid Queen reminds us of celebrity's influence on the body politic.
When Tony Blair, the then British prime minister, and Jose Maria Aznar, the then Spanish prime minister, made a backstairs deal to try to arrange joint sovereignty of Gibraltar in 2002, the rock exploded in anger.
And in the patriotic adventure romp, The 39 Steps, John Buchan writes: "The Jew is everywhere now, but you have to go far down the backstairs to find him.
Mr Brown remains Prime Minister but his hands are tied when even senior figures in his own government are scurrying around offering backstairs deals.
He is very good at the detail of bureaucracy: the agendas, the papers, the job descriptions, the formal speeches at meetings and the backstairs stitch-ups.
The Guardian newspaper said Mantel "persuasively depicts this beefy pen-pusher and backstairs maneuverer as one of the most appealing -- and, in his own way, enlightened -- characters of the period.