The Europe Question

Editorial published in The Times 7 June, 2012, p2

“The euro crisis will force Britons to make a choice between being part of the fuller union of a federal government or a common trading bloc”.

Closer integration was meant to bind together the European family of nations. It has instead created discord and disharmony. It has also been an endur- ing source of division in British politics, within mainstream parties and across them. Writing in The Times today, Lord Owen, the former Foreign Secretary, proposes a way of resolving these conflicts while preserving the British people’s right to democratic self-government.

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