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Our Director Mats Persson writes on his Telegraph blog:The UK must be the first country, with the forthcoming Scottish and EU referenda, to simultaneously have an intense political debate about the difficulty or otherwise of both joining and leaving th…

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The Union of European Federalists – an umbrella group of federalist organisations and lobby groups – got a pretty good hit in the UK media on New Year’s eve when the Times (and later other papers) picked up on a forthcoming paper by the group, wh…

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Following Nick Clegg’s Europe speech at Chatham House yesterday, we argued on the Spectator’s Coffee House blog,Nick Clegg this morning fell into the usual ‘all or nothing’ fallacy on Europe. He said: ‘As soon as we start talking about repatriat…

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Three big ‘excepts’

Except for fishing, farming, and the euro, Norway is practically speaking already part of the EU’s inner market. The only thing it lacks is the right of co-determination.- Norwegian Conservative MP Nikolai Astrup takes issue with polling-results sh…

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