March 2, 2014

Eurosceptics Can Work with Angela Merkel

Matthew d'Ancona, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

Multi-dimensional diplomacy of this sort is not glamorous. It often fails. But not always. What is certain, even now, is that those who have already decided that they want Britain to leave the EU need a Conservative majority in 2015 to be sure of a referendum. Farage, with his ugly rhetoric, easy slogans and low-blow politics, is only increasing the probability of a Labour victory that would, at a stroke, end all hope of an In-Out vote. Now, Nigel: where’s the courage in that?

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TAGGED: Germany, European Union, Angela Merkel, David Cameron, UK


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