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The Times - United Kingdom | Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Brexit opponents must spawn enthusiasm for EU

The Confederation of British Industry warned on Wednesday of the negative consequences a Brexit would have for the country. Those in favour of the EU need to use more than just economic arguments, the conservative daily The Times demands: "The Yes campaign will have to talk about the young Britons on the Erasmus educational programme in Budapest or Madrid, or working in Stockholm or Lyons. It will have to invite people from the other countries to its events and press conferences. It will have to indicate how great Britain's influence is, has been and will be in the EU, not just moan about how a Brexit would reduce it. It has to be positive about the possibilities of change within the EU, not dismiss them always as a British fantasy. It has to go well beyond the economy, stupid."

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