May 20, 2014

Britain Better Off Out of EU? It's a Fantasy

Peter Jones, The Scotsman

The Associated Press

In the mainstream and social media, the effect of the EU on immigration into Britain is probably the most hotly discussed topic. But whether EU membership is good for the economy, jobs and general wellbeing, which is where the heart of the debate ought to be, is barely talked about, save for complaints about an alleged tornado of EU regulation which is supposedly stifling our businesses.

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TAGGED: Europe, European Union, EU, UK, Nigel Farage, UKIP

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