Behind the scenes many of Europe’s nations and regions are weighing the cost of a hard Brexit and pushing for a better deal.
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Profile: the European Court of Justice – about which much is often said, and of which little is usually known
Each side in the Brexit debate regards its position as the only one a sane person could take, while the other side’s arguments are madly exaggerated and provocative.
James Arnell: Worried that Brexit will cost City jobs? It’s easier to keep them than you might think.
Much of the concern is over-hyped – not least because these specialised, highly skilled people don’t want to leave London in the first place.
James Cartlidge: I will vote Remain because I believe in the sovereignty that matters most – that of economic strength
Do people find sovereignty in a Parliament they regrettably take little interest in – or in actual power and the pound in their pocket: their job; their standard of living?
Overall, six in ten respondents throughout the EU said they would prefer the UK to remain a member.
“The Brits would be happier outside. But we don’t want them to leave.”
There are people in Brussels who will want to drive a proposal so that the institutions here can grab more power, gain more profile and seem more relevant.
In 2005, the then 15 members of the European Union agreed to reach a 0.7 per cent aid target by 2015. Apart from us only four EU countries have actually delivered.