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Men in t-shirts before the start of a rally held an anti-EU campaign group, London, U.K., Feb. 19, 2016 (AP photo by Matt Dunham).

Cameron’s Brexit Referendum Ploy Could Lead to Broader EU Reforms

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Just two months ahead of a referendum on the so-called Brexit, the prospects of a British exit from the European Union have sent any number of economists back to their computers to weigh how it would affect the country’s economy. Most seem to think that exit is a bad idea—at least that is the conclusion reached by more than three-quarters of the 100-plus economists polled by the Financial Times.

But the British public, as it prepares to vote, is hardly thinking about economics. Instead, matters of sovereignty and culture take precedence. The people want to protect the nation’s borders from unwanted migration and protect their constitution from interference by Brussels, where, many claim, there is no democratic check. ...

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