How Britain Fell Out of Love With Europe

The political fallout from the Greek crisis has reached Britain.

Figures on the left, from Guardian columnists to trade-union leaders, have begun contemplating the possibility of campaigning for British withdrawal from the European Union in the referendum on membership planned for next year. Dubbed Lexit, the development of a left-wing campaign for an EU exit promises to reshape the referendum campaign.The image of a Greek people humiliated by heartless eurocrats and intransigent German politicians has imprinted itself upon the mind of the British left. This sympathy for Greek hardship has prompted a rethink about the value of European integration, especially from a center-left that had long associated the EU with the future of progressive politics.

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