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Membership of the EU is nothing but a ball and chain for Britain

By Terry Smith  /  The Guardian, London

How do their predictions look now?

Perhaps Britain should ask the people of Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and soon France what they think of the merits of euro membership as they struggle with unemployment of more than 25 percent and youth unemployment of more than 50 percent.

In fact, the Italian electorate was asked last weekend and the EU appointee Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti came fourth behind a comedian and former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, which takes some doing. In any other walk of life, anyone with the pro-euro lobby’s abysmal record of forecasting would be ignored — or be so ashamed that they would withdraw from the debate.

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