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Editorial: Give us the real EU figures

Bronwen Maddox introduces the July issue

By Bronwen Maddox   July 2013

Is EU membership expensive for Britain?

There is a particular intense look that Nick Clegg has when he tells you just how many jobs Britain will lose if it leaves the European Union. “Three million,” he says, his eyes bright with certainty, marking each syllable with a slice of his hand.

But he has no grounds to be so sure (although his own job, as the coalition’s most outspoken voice in favour of EU membership, might be an early casualty of a UK exit). Neither does David Cameron,…

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