Britain and Europe

Britain and Europe : The Choices We Face

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'The Europe Debate inevitably involves Britain - Britain's future as a self-governing state, Britain's economy, Britain's place in the wider world, Britain's status as a European power, Britain's currency, and even Britain's survivability as a Union of different countries.' (Andrew Marr, Chief Political Correspondent, BBC). Should Britain join the Euro? Is Westminster giving away too much power to Brussels? What does the future hold for British jobs? Can an EU defence force ever replace NATO? Is the 'special relationship' with the US a thing of the past? Will the British ever be culturally European? These are just some of the fascinating questions tackled in this book, written by some of the most prominent politicians and commentators in the country. All the pieces are absolutely up to date and look at the big questions Britain faces in the years ahead.
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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 120 x 190 x 19.05mm | 340g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192802283
  • 9780192802286

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Acknowledgements. List of Contributors. 1: Introduction. 2: The British political context. Andrew Marr: The political battleground. John Curtice: What we think now. 3: The choices for Britain within Europe. Romano Prodi: Britain's future in Europe. Chris Patten: Not to use the giant's strength. Timothy Garton Ash: Redesigning the house. 4: The single currency. Lord Haskins: The benefits to business. Simon Wolfson: A threat to the UK economy. Lord Layard: The engine of prosperity. James Forder: The economic costs of membership. Dame Pauline Neville-Jones: The political case for joining. John Redwood: Sovereignty and democracy. 5: Europe and the world. Lord Owen: The foreign policy challenge. Charles Grant: Why Europe needs its own defence force. Sir Michael Armitage: The problems for NATO. 6: Agriculture and fishing. Christopher Booker: Nonsensicalities and disasters. Ben Gill: Why we need the CAP. Franz Fischler: Improving the policies. 7: The environment. John Gummer: Common European action. Stephen Tindale: Europe's anti-environmental drift. 8: The social agenda. John Monks: Standing up to the multinationals. Ruth Lea: Red tape kills enterprise. 9: Internal democracy. John Pinder: The case for a federal Europe. Tony Blair: A larger, stronger, more democratic Europe. Boris Johnson: Ruled by foreigners. Mark Leonard: Six heretical problems. 10: Culture and identity. Philip Dodd: Britain's cultural place in Europe. Michael Elliott: The diplomacy of the heart. 11: The view from the continent. Jens-Peter Bonde: Real democracy, not a social science project. Marta Dassu and Antonio Missiroli: Becoming a reliable team player. 12: the view from America. Philip Gordon: How to remain America's privileged partner. Conrad Black: The Atlantic community. 13: Should we stay or should we go?. Nigel Farage: From the wistful to the inevitable. Nick Clegg: Restating the case. 14: Party perspectives. Keith Vaz: Taking the lead in Europe. William Hague: Harmonization or flexibility. Charles Kennedy: An end to vacillation. Appendix 1: The five economic tests. Appendix 2: Member and candidate states. Chronology. Glossary
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