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UK losing clout in Europe because of lack of clarity about future direction

Under pressure from the anti-EU UK Independence Party and eurosceptics in his Conservative party, Mr Cameron, seen at an election rally here, has been deliberately vague about what changes he seeks.


AFTER decades of punching above its weight in Europe, Britain's influence in the European Union is waning, even before we know whether a promised referendum on "Brexit" will go ahead. London's partners are keen to keep Britain in the 28-nation bloc, but not at any price. They