Euroscepticism in Contemporary British Politics: Opposition to Europe in the British Conservative and Labour Parties Since 1945

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Taylor & Francis US, 2002 - Business & Economics - 157 pages
Anthony Forster argues that euroscepticism, in addition to being a political stance, displays the seeds of becoming a new faith. Through a detailed analysis of British post-war politics he shows the development of a core set of beliefs, a history of persecution, displays of moral rectitude in opposing Europe and the power of skepticism to change existing beliefs.
 

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Opposition to Europe 19451969
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British entry to the Common Market 19701974
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The referendum on Britains continued membership of
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Changing attitudes to Europe 19791990
63
The struggle against Political Union 19901993
83
The struggle against Monetary Union 19922001
106
Patterns and trends in Euroscepticism
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