British Membership of the European Community (Reference Pamphlet)
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Published by Stationery Office Books .
Written in English


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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages92
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9278214M
ISBN 100117006173
ISBN 109780117006171

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The United Kingdom was a member state of the European Union and of its predecessor the European Communities from 1 January until 31 January Since the foundation of the European Communities, the UK had been an important neighbour and then leading member state, until Brexit ended 47 years (17, days) of membership. During the UK’s time as a member state two . Contrary to what the title of the book suggests, this impressive study goes far beyond a mere analysis of Britain's first referendum on EC membership. The book also provides an in-depth analysis of Britain's first three years of membership in the European Community and the Heath and Wilson governments' attempts to change the Community from within. Britain joined the European Community in , over twenty years after the first of the European Communities was formed. Within a year, she had established a reputation for being at odds with major Community initiatives and for taking an independent point of An Awkward Partner Stephen George surveys the policies that earned Britain this reputation, recording the role successive British. The first book-length survey of British policy toward the European community from its membership to , this volume studies the policies that earned Britain a reputation for being at odds with major Community initiatives and for taking an independent point of view. With the approach of the single European market in , this study offers a valuable account of an area of policy likely to.

Professor Stephen George states in his book An Awkward Partner: Britain in the European Community that the UK is an "awkward partner" within the European Union, emphasising that although the UK is not the only EU member state to oppose further EU integration, it is less enthusiastic than most other members.   This engaging and concise text offers the student and the general reader a compact, readable treatment of British membership of the European Union from to the present day. It provides a highly distilled and accessible analysis and overview of some of the parameters and recurring features of Britain’s membership of the European Union.   (). Britain, the common agricultural policy and the challenges of membership in the European Community: a political balancing act. Contemporary British History: Vol. .   On 23 June , Britain voted to leave the European Union. Writing ahead of the vote, historian Robert Saunders looked back at the first UK-wide referendum, held in on the United Kingdom's continued membership of the European Economic Community (EEC), and considers what we can learn from its outcome.

  Book Description. This is the second volume in The Official History of Britain and the European Community, and describes the events from up until the British referendum on the Common Market in In , General de Gaulle dashed Prime Minister Macmillan’s hopes of taking Britain into the European Community (the Common Market). Book Description. Volume III of The Official History of Britain and the European Community covers the divisions over Europe of the Labour Government (–79) and the controversies surrounding Britain’s relations with her EEC partners under Margaret Thatcher.. As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, this book is the story of the stresses, quarrels, compromises and ambitions which.   The Community is, and needs to be, an evolving institution. One temptation should be avoided – to seek, month after month, to prove that membership of the Community . British Scholar / List of Issues / Volume 1, Issue 2 / Harold Wilson and Europe: Pursuing Britain's Membership of the European Community Melissa Pine. London and New York: Tauris Academic Studies, x + pp. $ (hardcover).