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Brexit or not, Britain’s already isolated in Brussels


As we head towards the U.K. referendum, a key issue in the debate centers on whether Britain has become isolated in the EU. If it has, perhaps the U.K. would be better off outside the EU, so the argument goes. But if the British do vote for Brexit and then have to trade with the EU, the U.K. would in fact find itself isolated with very little influence over regulatory standards in the single market.

So which is better?

To shed some light on this dilemma, a recent VoteWatch report looks at Britain’s role in the European Council and the European Parliament, and examines what the EU might look like without the U.K., in terms of the policy mix in the single market.


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