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Future of 2 unions hangs in the balance

The Conservative Party's victory has increased the odds of the UK leaving the EU, and Scottish independence breaking up the UK itself, reducing Britain's global influence.

Traditionally, pro-EU forces have a much lower profile than their opponents and have based their arguments on pragmatic economic arguments, but the stagnation of the eurozone since the economic crisis makes such a case more difficult.


FOREIGN policy received little mention during Britain's long election campaign, but the surprise victory of David Cameron's Conservative Party portends lasting significance for the country's role in the world.

Why this is so lies in the future of two unions - the European