As Europe plots closer ties, Britain mulls split
By DON MELVIN and DAVID STRINGER, AP
BRUSSELS — Goodbye Britain?
For the European Union....
"Withdrawing from the EU can no longer be dismissed as unthinkable. It is no longer a marginal view confined to mavericks, but a legitimate point that is starting to go mainstream," Douglas Carswell, a legislator with Cameron's Conservative Party, told Parliament as it debated the idea of leaving the EU.
Last month, Cameron faced a huge rebellion within his own party as 81 of the 303 Conservative lawmakers defied his orders and voted to hold an urgent referendum on EU membership in 2015.
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I didn't realize that the EU was all up in everybody's business like that.
I guess you have to give up something to get something.