The continued discussion of the European debt crisis has driven speculation and discussion about what the European Union will look like in the future. In the United Kingdom specifically, news outlets reflect the public eurosceptic sentiment through their coverage of the crisis.

By way of background, the United Kingdom is not one of the Member States part of the “Eurozone,” the seventeen Member States that have adopted the Euro and closer economic ties.

Heightened speculation comes after attempts by some British Members of Parliament, including some in Prime Minister Cameron’s party, to seek a national referendum to discuss withdrawal from the Union. While the proposed legislation failed to garner sufficient votes, the introduction of the proposal to Parliament underscores an internal political debate on the United Kingdom’s future within the European Union.

Reaction to European Union negotiations were addressed in one article which advocates that the United Kingdom distance itself from the Eurozone and the Union itself. The article urges a strong united bargaining front led by Prime Minister David Cameron to protect the interests of the people of the United Kingdom.

Another article foresees Eurozone Member States strengthening the European Union, at least as it applies to economic policy. As of yet, there is not a consensus on what should (or may) be done to unite Members of Parliament in pursuit of one course of action.

While it seems that negotiations on addressing the debt crisis have arrived at some conclusion, at least one question remains. What will come of the heated internal debate which centers on the United Kingdom’s ties with the European Union?

 

 

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