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With the referendum drawing ever closer, pro-Europeans within the Conservative Party will be forced to take a stance on the matter. It is well documented how the Conservatives in the past have acted in a Eurosceptic manner towards the Community. However, it should be remembered that in the past pro-European Conservatives have also been willing… » read more

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The issue of whether senior military officers, serving or retired, should involve themselves in political issues has emerged again. By a certain irony, given past opposition to the service chiefs criticising government policy over the Armed Forces, David Cameron has sought backing from retired senior officers for his campaign to remain in the EU. A… » read more

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  This blog post shall consider the lessons we can learn from the UK’s original engagement with the Common Market (as it was then known). Following initial scepticism, the UK applied to join the Common Market in the 1960s and eventually acceded in 1973. There was then a referendum in 1975, in which the electorate… » read more

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