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欧洲的雄心是如何吓跑英国的

发自剑桥——就在英国举行“脱欧”公投的前几天,我的一位极为睿智的英国朋友说他将投票支持留欧,因为他担心英国脱离欧盟会带来经济上的不确定性。但他又补了一句,说如果他早知道欧盟会演变成今天这个样子,就不会赞成英国于1973年加入欧盟。

虽然投票脱欧者的原因各异,但许多人都注意到欧盟领导人们已经僭越了他们最初的领受的任务,创造了一个更庞大且更具侵入性的组织。

欧盟缔造者让·莫内(Jean Monnet)建立欧洲合众国的梦想可不是英国人在40年前加入欧盟时想得到的东西,他们也不想如德国战后第一任总理康拉德·阿登纳(Konrad Adenauer)曾一度鼓吹的那样借欧洲抗衡美国。英国只是想通过促进与英吉利海峡对面的国家的贸易,并从劳动力市场一体化中得益。

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