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Realpolitik and the European Union: Chapter 7. Maastricht’s Unfinished Business.

Maastricht’s unfinished business. The Maastricht Treaty marked the point when the project began to become German, rather than French, Maastricht was essentially a French strategy to corale Germany, to bind it into a European home. Germany played along for a … Continue reading

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A Letter to Cameron on Brexit: why Plan B=Plan A.

The Times of February 17, 2016 holds a lead article on Brexit, whose title has Cameron quoted as saying  ‘Don’t push us into Brexit’. The PM was said to be very stressed that European leaders would water down the results of … Continue reading

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The UK’s supranationalism is at the root of its EU difficulties

The ongoing debate in the UK about the EU is largely about UK constitutional politics. The Prime Minister has pledged that if re-elected, he will present the United Kingdom with an in/out referendum in 2017 on a reformed EU. Opponents, … Continue reading

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