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Europe’s federalist dream is already dead

David Cameron's ambitions on restricting "ever closer union" aren't all that ambitious

By Peter Kellner  

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David Cameron is coy about telling us what he wants from the other 27 members of the European Union. The latest issue of the Sunday Telegraph tries to fill the gap. It leads with a story under the headline “Four key demands to remain in the EU.” When I saw that, I thought I knew what they were, for last Friday, in the imposing setting of the Locarno Room at the Foreign Office, someone at the very heart of the renegotiation process also listed four “baskets,”…

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