Britain and Europe: The argument continues
UNSPECIFIED. (2001) Britain and Europe: The argument continues. PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS, 54 (2). 276-+. ISSN 0031-2290Full text not available from this repository.
Britain's relationship with the European Union remained one of the most divisive issues of domestic politics in the year 2000. Sovereignty remains a central issue and, for important sections of the political class and the wider public, Parliament is the legitimate source of sovereignty. Public opinion Is widely sceptical, at worst even hostile to towards the EU. The long-running ideological divisions of the Conservative Parry over Europe were once again exposed and the Labour government remained hesitant over the issue of joining the euro. The outcome of the Nice Summit was presented as a national for Britain, successfully defending the veto on general EU tax policy and creating a Europe dominated by the leaders of the biggest nation-stares rather than the Commission or the European Parliament. Yet, it is suggested, the long-term Implications of Nice could still cause difficulties for any future Labour administration.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JA Political science (General)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS|
|Publisher:||OXFORD UNIV PRESS|
|Official Date:||April 2001|
|Number of Pages:||14|
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