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Sterzo
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As always, a simplified headline can be misleading, and the article is more about people's comments on Cameron's comments than on the comments themselves.

Cameron was surely saying that if we leave the EU, the French might be less willing to have our border controls on their territory. If they stopped, the level of illegal immigrants reaching the UK would be higher (before the arrangement was introduced it was about 50,000 higher).

Like every other argument about making any change, no-one can be certain what will happen, but this one looks fairly likely.

The world is full of problems, not many of which are due to people co-operating too much. Pulling out of Europe equals reduced co-operation. The result is likely to be many problems, some small, some big. Whether you think they're worth it for the sake of making "us" independent of "them", for the pride of being British, or because you resent being served your coffee by a foreigner... well, that's a subjective matter.
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