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Remainers seem to think the EU can be reformed if we stay in—here’s why we should be sceptical

On balance, I find it highly unlikely that the EU is capable of serious reform. So let's lead the way on leaving it

By Diane James  

The ambitions and mechanisms of the EU point towards an "ever greater union". Photo: PA

Can the EU become the sort of institution that the UK wants to remain a member of? Remainers seem to think so—but I’m not so sure.

The Remain camp continually argues for staying in a reformed EU. Whilst acknowledging that the EU was and is far from perfect, they maintain that, if the UK stayed a member, we could push forward a process of internal reform leading to a more satisfactory non-Brexit future.

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