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On that basis alone, every one of the EU's 27 nations could find a red-line issue where EU policy goes against national interests. Without breaking a sweat.

But for the leaders of 26 of the nations, whether or not they genuinely adhere to the EU project, it comes down to whether a veto is worth the price.

The difference is that the UK has a history of getting away with vetos, without paying any price.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Dec 9th, 2011 at 09:51:04 AM EST
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