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Никакого Брексита

ЛОНДОН – Среди множества экзистенциальных угроз, нависших в этом году над Евросоюзом (беженцы; политики-популисты; политика сокращения госрасходов, вдохновляемая Германией; банкротство правительства в Греции и, возможно, в Португалии), есть один кризис, который уже находится на пути скорого разрешения. Британия не проголосует за выход из ЕС.

Может показаться, что этот уверенный прогноз противоречит результатам опросов общественного мнения, согласно которым на референдуме в июне примерно 50% избирателей поддержат «Брексит» (то есть выход Великобритании из ЕС). И не исключено, что британское общественное мнение на какое-то время ещё больше склониться в пользу идеи выхода, поскольку евроскептики уже начали высмеивать «новое соглашение», достигнутое Британией на саммите ЕС 19 февраля.

Тем не менее, мир, по всей видимости, может уже перестать беспокоиться по этому поводу. Политические и экономические аспекты данного вопроса практически гарантируют, что британские избиратели поддержат сохранение членства в ЕС. Пусть даже это не будет очевидно из опросов общественного мнения вплоть до последних недель – или даже дней – до голосования.

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