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Disunited states of Europe (Economist)

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There’ve been discussions about kicking Greece out of the eu, but not there’s talk of Britain wanting out. Britain is all for saving the euro, but it just doesn’t want to be involved. David Cameron, prime minister of the United Kingdom, says he is not for leaving the union, but does want to renegotiate the terms of membership, then maybe put the result to a popular vote. Britain’s economy has deficit and debt figures worse than France, still, Cameron could block moves to integrate the eu—effectively holding others hostage—if they do not agree to renegotiate. Renegotiations could undo decades of compromises that created the eu. The euro area could also have trouble responding decisively to its crisis after negotiations.