Britain’s Place in the World: Time to Decide

Britain’s relationship with Europe since 1945 has been an agony of compromise. An active British involvement in a European political identity was being considered as early as 1947-8 by Ernest Bevin with his short-lived flirtation with the notion of Britain leading a global ‘third force’. And, since 1961, successive governments have sought qualified involvement with ‘the European project’.

Crispin Blunt MP - Thursday, 1st January, 1998