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What is a Eurosceptic?

This describes a person who is critical of the EU and European integration, generally on grounds of the EU having too much control, which they argue compromises the power of individual countries to make their own rules and decide their own destiny. Eurosceptics range from those who oppose some EU institutions and/or policies and seek reform them to those who oppose EU membership outright and wish their country to leave. The European Research Group provided the organising base for Conservative eurosceptics during the Brexit debates.

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