Euro-sceptic


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Euro-sceptic

in Britain
1. a person who is opposed to closer links with the European Union
2. opposing closer links with the European Union
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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Yet, for all of this, it is the Euro-sceptic, anti-politics element of this year's election that may capture the most attention and at this point in the campaign, there appears to be significant wind in the sails of anti-EU parties.
Mr Rees-Mogg, who chairs the European Research Group of Euro-sceptic Tories, told reporters: "Unfortunately, Chequers was a breakdown in trust.
And the sound of Cameron's right-wing, Euro-sceptic cabinet still echoes of privilege to Scotland's tin ear.
UKIP's trio of Jill Seymour, Jim Carver and Bill Etheridge are all fresh faces to the Brussels Parliament as UKIP's previously elected MEPs - Mike Nattrass and Nikki Sinclaire - both left the party mid-term and stood unsuccessfully with newly formed Euro-sceptic parties.
Had this contract gone to a European company, we would have been deafened by the outcry from the Euro-sceptics, deploring our loss of sovereignty to Brussels.
The Euro-sceptic party collected 17.5 per cent of the nationwide vote.
EURO-sceptic Iain Duncan Smith is ready to turn to the European courts in an attempt to cling on to his Tory leadership.
FM did not endorse the opinions of speakers and the first person quoted was John Redwood MP, an avowed euro-sceptic. Britain in Europe's web address was included merely as a reference for those seeking details about the event.
Euro-sceptic Tory Sir Teddy Taylor stormed: "If it closed down tomorrow the only people who'd notice are the Strasbourg taxi drivers."
The move would leave Britain officially outside the 12-country euro-zone, but is still bound to infuriate Euro-sceptic MPs who fear it is introducing the single European currency by the back door.
The Euro-sceptic's fundamental complaint about the Maastricht Treaty, on the other hand, is not about the need for free trade.