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The Economist Warns 'Reluctant' UK Against Brexit

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The Economist, Oct. 16, 2015

London-based weekly The Economist warns against the growing risk of "the reluctant European" as it calls the UK facing the spectre of a so-called Brexit from the EU.

As part of a special report for the weekly, writer John Peet argues that it would be a mistake for the UK to leave the European Union, as its membership has proved beneficial to both the country and the union.

The euro crisis has sapped trust in the EU everywhere. But why, asks the newspaper, is Britain the only one of the union's 28 members seriously considering leaving the club?

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