British National Identity and Opposition to Membership of by Robert F. Dewey Jr

By Robert F. Dewey Jr

This publication presents a finished research of the competitors of Britain's first try to sign up for the eu fiscal group (EEC), among the statement of Harold Macmillan's new coverage initiative in July 1961 and basic de Gaulle's veto of Britain's software for club in January 1963. specifically, this research examines the function of nationwide id in shaping either the formula and articulation of arguments recommend through those competitors of Britain's policy.
To date, reviews of Britain's unsuccessful bid for access have desirous about excessive political research of international relations and coverage formula. In so much debts, merely passing reference is made to household competition. This ebook redresses the stability via delivering a extra whole depiction of the competition move and a particular method that proceeds from a 'low political' point of view. As such, the publication emphasises protest and populism of the sort exercised through, between others, Fleet road crusaders on the day-by-day show, strain teams comparable to the Anti-Common marketplace League and ahead Britain circulate, professional pundits like A. J. P. Taylor, Sir Arthur Bryant and William Pickles, in addition to constituency activists, self sustaining parliamentary applicants, pamphleteers, letter writers and maverick MPs.
In its attention of a gaggle principally ignored in past debts, the e-book presents crucial insights into the highbrow, structural, populist and nationalist dimensions of early Euroscepticism. The publication could be of vital curiosity to either students and scholars of nationwide id, Britain's courting with Europe and the Commonwealth, strain teams and celebration politics, and the trajectory of the Eurosceptic phenomenon.

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