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Menzies Campbell: Britain is “little boy who cried wolf”

Former Liberal Democrat leader says we must be wary of threatening exit too often

By Josh Lowe  

Menzies Campbell: British politicians must co-operate better with their European counterparts © Steve Punter

Sir Menzies Campbell has compared David Cameron’s handling of recent European Union negotiations to “the little boy who cried Wolf.”

Speaking to Prospect, Campbell said: “Juncker has been badly handled all round… if it’s true that Cameron threatened to leave then that was not going to help.”

Cameron’s spokesman yesterday refused to rule out campaigning for Britain to leave the EU if European leaders support the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker to the presidency…

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