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The politicians who are deciding on Europe weren't elected with Europe in mind. The voters had national agendas in mind.

Politicians can discard a portion of the electorate: the people who wouldn't dream of voting for them anyway. Then there is the portion who votes for them in any case. There is only a fairly small group of voters that can be moved, and it is easier to get the ones who can be moved by a nationalistic campaign than those who can be moved by patiently debunking myths.

by Katrin on Fri Dec 9th, 2011 at 10:13:53 AM EST
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