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Would Britain fare better if it were outside the European Union? The Prime Minister has promised an In/Out referendum in 2017 and the polls say that a vote today would have us heading towards the exit. Would that, as Eurosceptics claim, be a chance to shake off the costs and constraints of an economically and politically sick continent, and to build a prosperous future in a wider, more dynamic world? Or would…

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