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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:09 PM

Analysis: Britain outside the EU - Switzerland with nukes?

(Reuters) - Without a coherent plan for going it alone, Britain may be drifting towards its biggest strategic move in a generation: a disorderly exit from the European Union.

Prime Minister David Cameron wants Britain to remain inside the EU, but if the British people ever get a referendum on whether to stay inside a Europe that sees its survival in closer unity then polls suggest they would vote "No".

Even if the politicians, jittery at a stagnant economy before the 2015 election, avoid promising a referendum, attempts to renegotiate Britain's relationship with the EU are unlikely to be countenanced by Germany, the bloc's dominant power.

Britain might well take the plunge, but beyond exhilaration there is little realistic sense of what may lie below.


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dipsydoodle Jun 2012 OP
leveymg Jun 2012 #1
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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:24 PM

1. Britain is already not part of the Eurozone. The rest is Schengen area immigration and trade issues

Does the UK benefit from being part of a larger free trade and free movement area? Probably, overall, but I'm sure there are those who believe that Fortress England would better serve their personal interests and tastes.

Rue Britania.

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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:53 PM

2. Rue Britania?

A French street with only one "n" left?

What a sad end.

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