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Britain’s future lies with the US and not Europe

Britain’s future lies with the US and not Europe
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First Published: Thu, Dec 29 2011. 10 44 PM IST

Updated: Thu, Dec 29 2011. 10 44 PM IST
In 1952, then US secretary of state Dean Acheson said that “Britain has lost an empire but has failed to find a role.” Sadly for Britain, it decided to renounce its long-standing global cultural, legal and philosophical links to North America and instead looked for that role in Europe. Despite its geographic proximity, the continent is nevertheless home to a host of cultures, legal systems and governing philosophies very different from those of traditionally liberal Britain. The consequences from that bad choice have bedevilled Britain for decades.
Now, as a result of Prime Minister David Cameron’s stance at the recent European Union (EU) summit, Britain and Europe are at a crossroads. The US could help Britain make the right choice, to both countries’ mutual benefit.
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First Published: Thu, Dec 29 2011. 10 44 PM IST