Britain on the brink
The UK’s relationship with the EU is close to breaking point, and both sides could lose out if there is a split
Appeared in print on 08.11.2012
Five years ago it was different. Now, it is no longer exceptional to hear people in Brussels talk of ‘when’ the United Kingdom pulls out of the European Union rather than ‘if’. Pro-European British members of the European Parliament are polishing their CVs while British officials in the institutions are wondering about their career prospects.