This Blessed Plot: Britain and Europe from Churchill to Blair

This Blessed Plot Britain and Europe from Churchill to Blair In This Blessed Plot Hugo Young one of Britain s foremost political commentators provides an insider s history of Britain and the European Community utliziing a wealth of new material and the insi

  • Title: This Blessed Plot: Britain and Europe from Churchill to Blair
  • Author: Hugo Young
  • ISBN: 9780879519391
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This Blessed Plot: Britain and Europe from Churchill to Blair

    In This Blessed Plot, Hugo Young, one of Britain s foremost political commentators, provides an insider s history of Britain and the European Community, utliziing a wealth of new material and the insight gained from a mass of interviews with the principal participants Young builds this story of Britain s relationship with Europe around the role and record of each leadingIn This Blessed Plot, Hugo Young, one of Britain s foremost political commentators, provides an insider s history of Britain and the European Community, utliziing a wealth of new material and the insight gained from a mass of interviews with the principal participants Young builds this story of Britain s relationship with Europe around the role and record of each leading player in the drama, starting with Winston Churchill, the false prophet of what Europe would become, and concluding with Tony Blair, the first unambiguously pro Europe prime minister to be elected since Britain joined the Common Market in 1973.

    • [PDF] ↠ Unlimited ¶ This Blessed Plot: Britain and Europe from Churchill to Blair : by Hugo Young ↠
      491 Hugo Young
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] ↠ Unlimited ¶ This Blessed Plot: Britain and Europe from Churchill to Blair : by Hugo Young ↠
      Posted by:Hugo Young
      Published :2018-08-25T19:04:24+00:00

    One thought on “This Blessed Plot: Britain and Europe from Churchill to Blair

    1. Amicus (David Barnett)

      This is a very clear account of the history of the UK's tortured love/hate relationship with Europe, starting with Churchill's Zurich speech and ending with the advent of the Blair government.The author was clearly an enthusiastic Europhile and his partisanship becomes more strident as the book progresses through the final chapters, dealing with the Thatcher, Major and Blair governments. The author died in 2003 and thus did not live to see the disaster which the imposition of the Euro has brough [...]

    2. Shefali Arora

      This books gives a clear account of the Euroscepticism and how UK wanted to keep the cake as well as eat it. It had a love/hate relationship with EU. But it had to give up owing to it’s own troubles back home and conflicting priorities i.e. recession, American involvement and losing power. It also explains the power tussle in the Labor party. There is a very interesting account of how Britain faced resistance in joining EU. Highly recommend for those who wanted to know why their relationship i [...]

    3. Bob

      Great Britain's relationship with Europe is the classic approach-avoidance conflict. Britain initially supported European union as much as a way to prevent a return to war as anything. As the various countries of Europe recovered, economic union became more attractive to foster British trade, particularly in a post-colonial commonwealth. The sticking point, however, grasped from the very beginning but never resolved, was how to enjoy the advantages of the European Economic Community, which Great [...]

    4. Paul Crame

      the depth of knowledge in this book is very impressive - although certainly not a book for someone who does not have a fundamental grasp of postwar European politics, certainly felt a little bit out of my depth reading this book (in parts) - non the less the scholarship is impressive.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *