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Clegg: Eurosceptics are “false patriots”

The deputy Prime Minister seeks to portray continued union with Europe as the most patriotic course of action for Britain

By Josh Lowe  

APR: Europhile Nick Clegg debates Eurosceptic Nigel Farage in one of a series of tense TV debates

Clegg will say that Farage and his fellow isolationists will “hand the keys to running our European continent to the Germans, the French and others.” ©Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images.

Nick Clegg will today mount a searing attack on Britain’s Eurosceptics ahead of the European Elections, dismissing those who would leave the European Union (EU) as “false patriots.”

In a lecture to the European Studies Centre at St Antony’s College, Oxford, the Deputy Prime Minister is expected to say that Ukip, Conservative backbenchers and others who are against…

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