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The Eurosceptics’ moment

Time for them to step up and extract Britain from the EU

By Helen Parr  

©Bob Harvey

The cruellest conceit of the strange utopianism that gripped British politics this year is that our relationship with the European Union can be viewed in isolation from the rest of our national life. Perhaps a British government will perform a surgical manoeuvre, lifting the country intact from the institutional claw of “Brussels” and Britain will continue as before, its prosperity elevated, its sovereignty more delicious. Perhaps Britain will tweeze itself out, a splinter from the flesh, and will grow economically stronger and politically prouder, while the…

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