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Mike McNally


January 15, 2013 - 12:27 am
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We Brits don’t want to break our ties with Europe — but neither do we want to surrender even more of our independence in the push for closer political and fiscal union. And far from looking inward, those in Britain who advocate a different relationship with the EU want to strengthen the UK’s economic relationships with China, India, and other emerging nations, as well as with America. Were it to leave the EU, Britain would remain an influential voice in Europe through organizations such as NATO and the OECD, and would be just as strong an ally of the U.S. as it is now.

One prominent British Conservative noted that, given the circumstances of America’s founding, the Obama administration’s eagerness for Britain to be dominated by the EU was a “crowing irony.” It seems that Obama understands our country about as well as he understands his own.

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Mike McNally is a journalist based in Bath, England. He posts at PJ Tatler and at his own blog Monkey Tennis, and tweets at @notoserfdom. When he's not writing about politics he writes about Photoshop.
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