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Old 06.02.2016, 01:49
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Because the EU needs the UK more than the UK needs the EU.
The U.K. has not played a leading role in any of the EU crisis over the last 10 years or so, it has not made any significant contribution to the various bailouts and it's contribution to the annual budget is likely to be off set by the additional import tariffs it would have to pay after exiting.

Yes the EU members would prefer the UK would remain in the Union, but the various leaders have made it clear that they are not willing to do it at all costs. And the Greek crisis last summer changed the mind set about seeing a member go.
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