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Eurozone isn’t acting as a bloc to outvote UK

by Jack Schickler | 06.04.2016

Myth: Eurozone is acting as a bloc to outvote UK

InFact: There’s no evidence of this happening. Britain has secured protections against caucusing, in case it should occur.

The single currency’s members could theoretically outvote the others and force through a law that undermines the single market. So it is right that Cameron has secured protections against caucusing in his renegotiation deal. But InFacts cannot find any evidence that it is happening. In an EU negotiation on (say) agriculture rules, coalitions are not determined by your currency, but by the matter in hand.

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This article is an adaptation of a piece that previously appeared on InFacts.

Edited by Hugo Dixon

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