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EU Referendum: Daily Mail supports the EU

2012-02-14 00:00:00

Says Simon Heffer in the Daily Mail: "For years this paper a lone voice in the wilderness has warned that the imposition of a one-size-fits-all currency on Europe's disparate nations would eventually lead to rioting in the streets. And so, tragically, it has proved".

A lone voice? Yeah, right! The EU is a profoundly anti-democratic institution, says Heffer. Yet, despite this, the paper continued to support Britain's continued membership of the EU. It also endorses bringing the countries of the Eurozone "under a single economic government, with more uniform tax and spending policies almost certainly to be dictated by Germany".

Perversely, the Daily Mail supports a referendum, but will not support withdrawal. It will support renegotiation but not withdrawal. It seems it will support anything but withdrawal from this "profoundly anti-democratic institution". This is a profoundly europhile newspaper which, when push comes to shove, will advocate continued membership of the EU.