EU and Britain Have Big Differences Over ‘Ever Closer Union’

Prime Minister David Cameron leaves 10 Downing Street in London for the House of Commons to prepare for Prime Minister's Questions on Feb. 10, 2016. (Stefan Rousseau/ PA via AP)
Prime Minister David Cameron leaves 10 Downing Street in London for the House of Commons to prepare for Prime Minister's Questions on Feb. 10, 2016. (Stefan Rousseau/ PA via AP)

LONDON—For Britain and the European Union, they are three little words that expose big philosophical differences: “Ever closer union.” The phrase, baked into the EU’s...

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