January 9, 2013

The UK and the EU: Irreconcilable Differences?

Clive Crook, Bloomberg

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The euro crisis raises this core question of the EU’s final destination with fresh urgency. I wouldn’t bet against its leaders finding a way to swerve around this reckoning yet again -- their ingenuity in evading tough questions seems boundless -- but it’s going to be harder than before. For one thing, the U.K., ever the reluctant European, is getting ready to insist on answers. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a speech later this month that will set out goals for talks on a new European treaty, together with plans for a referendum on any subsequent “new settlement.”

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