December 13, 2011

The Real Euro Divide Is North vs. South

Gideon Rachman, Financial Times

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As ratification problems mount, against a background of economic stagnation or worse, last week's clear picture of an isolated UK and a Europe pushing towards unity will become much more blurred.

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