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Paris attacks crystallise Britain's EU choices

Swaha Pattanaik 

Swaha Pattanaik rThe Paris attacks of November 13 will inevitably affect the debate on whether the United Kingdom stays in the European Union (EU) in a future referendum. Put simply, the tragedy crystallises Britain's choices. On the one hand, the shootings and suicide bombings, which killed at least 129 people, will harden attitudes in some quarters towards migrants, be they from the rest of Europe or elsewhere. Britain long ago opted out of the Schengen open border area, which spans much of the rest of the continent. But it must still allow citizens from one EU country to move freely and live within ...

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First Published: Mon, November 16 2015. 21:32 IST