Britain and European Union: Dialogue of the Deaf

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Britain and European Union: Dialogue of the Deaf
Authors: Lord Beloff (auth.)
Year: 1996
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9781349248834
ISBN 10: 1349248835
Categorie: Sign Language
Pages: 174
Edition: 1

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Britain and European Union: Dialogue of the Deaf Lord Beloff (auth.)
The forefathers of the European Union, led by Jean Monnet, hoped to create a ‘United States of Europe’ with national sovereignties subordinated to a federal government. Few in Britain shared their dream. Yet Britain abandoned her aloof stand of 1950, and eventually joined the European Communities. Lord Beloff asks whether the key figures – Harold Macmillan, Sir Edward Heath and Harold Wilson, knowingly deceived the electorate into thinking that entry could be combined with the country’s independence of action and historic constitution, or whether they thought that they could persuade continental statesmen from inside of the merits of a much looser structure. The actions and words of Lady Thatcher and John Major are scrutinised with this same question in mind, as are Labour’s oscillations under Gaitskell, Wilson and Foot before plunging wholeheartedly into Eurofederalism under Kinnock and Blair. The key theme which emerges is of mutual misunderstanding between Britain and the continent, due to basic differences of outlook and interest, which have guaranteed continual controversy throughout our involvement in Europe.
Categories:
Society, Politics & Philosophy – Social Sciences
Year:
1996
Edition:
1
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Language:
english
Pages:
174
ISBN 10:
1349248835
ISBN 13:
9781349248834
File:
112 MB

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