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The shame of being British

On the morning of 24th June, like many who had voted to remain in the EU, I felt a range of unpleasant emotions: shock, sadness, anger, dejection, despondency. I spent most of the day lapping up the anti-Brexit commentariat’s outpouring … Continue reading

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Euroscepticism: a brief history

This piece first appeared at The Staggers on 9 March 2016. As homework for Mr Cameron’s Brexit referendum, I’ve been reading about the history of Britain’s relationship with the EU (and its predecessors the EC, EEC and ECSC – don’t … Continue reading

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Back to the future? Britain’s 1975 referendum on Europe

This piece was first published over at The Staggers – The New Statesman’s rolling politics blog. On 23 January 1975, Prime Minister Harold Wilson announced that a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Economic Community would be held within … Continue reading

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