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Trading blows with the Eurosceptics

By Jay Elwes  

The set-piece political event of the year will be the European Parliamentary elections, which will take place in late May. Polls are showing that UKIP might come first in those elections. Nigel Farage, the normally bullish leader of UKIP is now positively bubbling with Taurean ardour.

The UKIP sell has been framed largely in emotional terms, and to the notion that we should be sovereign and free from interference from unelected overseas functionaries. There is some force to that argument. Less examined is the eurosceptic economic case, put forward on behalf of UKIP by the economist Tim Congdon, and which…

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