The British feeling towards Europe can often be summed up by attitudes of ‘What’s in it for us’ or ‘What mess are they in now?’.
The current government, dominated by the Conservative party and its strong eurosceptic faction, has reacted to the eurozone crisis by commissioning a National Security Strategy report on what a full or partial collapse of the eurozone would mean for the UK.
The report has led to a welter of doom-and-gloom predictions, amplified in the popular press, but just how plausible are the NSS’s predictions, and how accurate?
Ali Sheikholeslami, euronews’ London Correspondent discussed the issue with a member of the London School of Economics’ European Institute, Professor Iain Begg.
LSE's Begg says eurozone crisis 'unlikely'