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Cameron’s pandering to euroscepticism and the illusionary ‘national interest’ is a failure of leadership and leaves Britain in a lose-lose situation

Cramme, Olaf (2011) Cameron’s pandering to euroscepticism and the illusionary ‘national interest’ is a failure of leadership and leaves Britain in a lose-lose situation. British Politics and Policy at LSE (09 Dec 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Last night, at the EU summit in Brussels, David Cameron chose to placate the Eurosceptic wing of his party by choosing to reject an EU treaty change. Olaf Cramme argues that while this decision may pay off politically in the short-run, it is indicative of an ideological stubbornness, and will once again bring the City of London to the fore, thereby weakening other efforts to rebalance the economy. The continuous failure to constructively define Britain’s vision for and interest in the EU has created a lose-lose situation

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 14:40
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/40980/

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