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Not that we ever intended to wade into this debate, but how various separatist/independence discussions interact with the EU treaties has always fascinated us. Which is why in January lastyear we wrote a piece entitled “Would EU law introduce…

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Ask what is the ideal outcome for the UK from the talks on EU banking union and – much like when the super-computer in the Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy is asked about the meaning of life, the universe and everything – you’ll get a number: in this c…

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We’ve got our hands on a leaked copy of the latest HermanVan Rompuy (HvR) proposal for the EU budget (see here for the full doc). The headline spending figure remains broadly unchanged in the new proposal, standing at €1,014bn (a €4bn increase), …

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