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European Elections: On the campaign trail with the Lib Dems

What is it like to be a Europhile in a nation of isolationists?

By Josh Lowe  

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Sir Graham Watson (right) with Liberal Democrat peer Baronness Scott (centre) and prospective parliamentary candidate Sarah Yong (left). © Josh Lowe

The Liberal Democrat activists are excited. They only came in to Yatton railway station’s Strawberry Line Cafe for a quick cuppa, but one eagle-eyed team member has spotted the plaque on the wall proclaiming it to be EU funded. “We have to tweet it,” one says. Another snaps a shot of the sign, which identifies the cafe as a beneficiary of the “Rural Development Programme for England 2007-2013.”…

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