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Europe is a question of heart, not head

Britain's Europe debate is based on conjecture

By Jay Elwes  

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Politics is in one of those in-between moments. Last week, the local elections, tomorrow, the state opening of Parliament and the Queen’s speech, and today—a gap. Filling today’s gap is the question of Europe. Will Ukip’s electoral success force the government’s hand? Will Cameron respond by offering the electorate a date—or even a rough timescale—for a vote on EU membership?

Today Nigel Lawson became the most high…

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