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Starvid: it's so much better than the natural European state of afairs: war.

While I agree with you that the peace dividend of the EU is a huge if not the hugest benefit that the EU provides, I wonder how much weight it bears as a selling point to the UK.  For if the UK left the EU, how significantly would that increase the probability that war would break out in Europe?  I'm guessing not by very much.  But even if it did make European peace significantly more precarious, realistically how credible would that be as a disincentive to those seeking UK "independence" from the EU?

Other more vivid and compelling upsides to embracing the EU -- and downsides to rejecting it -- must be identified and communicated.

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.

by marco on Mon Jun 8th, 2009 at 06:12:05 PM EST
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