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Britain and Referenda Published Postimees 20 February 2013

Normally I write only about Estonian issues, when I a write about my country there is something important needs covering.
Which bring me to the UK relationship with Europe. It effects us all so I hope you will bear with me.
As readers will know, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron announced last month that if he wins the next election in 2015, he will renegotiate existing treaties with Europe and then hold a referendum on Britain's membership of the EU.
There has been a ton analyse on TV and in the Estonian press about this. It could lead to a breakup of Europe. It isn't helping things, that's for sure.
There isn't go to be any referendum. The referendum is contingent on the conservatives winning the next election. By caving into the ardent Eurosceptics in his own party, Cameron has just guaranteed that he, and his party, will lose. The reasons are complex and I will set them out here.
Eurosceptics, also k…