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A not so awkward partner: the UK has been a champion of many causes in the EU

Daddow, Oliver and Oliver, Tim (2016) A not so awkward partner: the UK has been a champion of many causes in the EU. LSE Ideas (15 Apr 2016). Blog Entry.

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Britain’s difficult relationship with its European partners has led often to it being described as ‘an awkward partner’, a term popularised by Stephen George’s 1990 book on UK-EU relations. But people often misquote George by calling Britain ‘the’ awkward partner. As Oliver Daddow and Tim Oliver argue, Britain is not the only awkward member of the EU. They do not deny that Britain can be more awkward than most, but we should not overlook the fact that other member states have also been awkward and that Britain’s relationship with the EU has often led to positive outcomes for both.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author; Online
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > DAW Central Europe
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE IDEAS
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2016 09:34
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2019 23:43

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