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Angela Merkel on Britain leaving the EU.

I cannot imagine Britain not being part of Europe. I think that it is good for it to be part of Europe. I want a strong Britain in the EU. Britain was there when we were liberated from National Socialism.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel slaps down Ukip leader Nigel Farage after he called for Britain to leave the EU though an "amicable divorce".

David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel speak to the press ahead of a bilateral meeting at 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Getty Images.
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The New Statesman Cover | Wanted: An opposition

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March 31 - April 6 
Wanted: An opposition