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Trade is not – and never has been – the reason for the European Union’s existence

Charmley, John (2016) Trade is not – and never has been – the reason for the European Union’s existence. LSE Brexit (08 Feb 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Britons voted to join the European Union in the mistaken belief that it would be little more than a Common Market, writes John Charmley. It has suited pro-European politicians to downplay the political motivation of the European project, and the result has been a debate that – depressingly – continues to revolve around economic data. These same politicians, he argues, have also blamed ‘Europe’ for their own inability to wield influence in the Commission and Parliament.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > DAW Central Europe
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE IDEAS
Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 15:55
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2019 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73320

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