The Price Britain Pays for Europe

Staying in the European Union means continuing to give up sovereignty that Britain once enjoyed.

Britain's highest court.

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Making the case against Brexit, the Economist has published a good editorial and supporting article on what the U.K. has gained in economic terms from its membership of the European Union and what it might lose if it quits. On those points the analysis was thorough, and I agree with the argument as far as it goes. But the articles had very little to say on the issue that most animates the people opposed to EU membership: loss of sovereignty.

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