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The in-out vote

19 June 2015

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The UK is preparing to renegotiate the terms of its EU membership

With a surprisingly decisive UK general election result in May, attention is now focused on the proposed renegotiation of some of the terms of the UK’s EU membership and the subsequent ‘in-out’ referendum which David Cameron has promised by the end of 2017.

The UK joined the EU – or more accurately its predecessor, the European Economic Community – by an Accession Treaty agreed in 1972, which came into force on 1 January 1973. In a 1975 referendum 66% of voters wished to remain a part of...

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