© 1996

The Eurosceptical Reader

  • Martin Holmes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Martin Holmes
      Pages 1-9
  3. The View from the Left

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Hugh Gaitskell
      Pages 13-37
    3. Chris Rowley
      Pages 50-71
  4. The View from the Right

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Enoch Powell
      Pages 75-87
    3. Margaret Thatcher
      Pages 88-96
    4. Norman Lamont
      Pages 97-109
    5. Martin Holmes
      Pages 110-125
  5. Eurosceptical Political Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Brian Hindley
      Pages 129-148
    3. Patrick Minford
      Pages 149-166
    4. Christopher Booker
      Pages 186-204
    5. Bill Jamieson
      Pages 219-258
  6. Historical and Constitutional Euroscepticism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259

About this book


The Eurosceptical Reader is the authoritative guide to the compelling arguments against European integration. The book sets out to dispel the myth which has grown up over the past thirty years that Britain's Eurosceptics are backward-looking, nationalistic, even xenophobic 'Little Englanders'. In reality, as this collection of articles and speeches illustrates, the Eurosceptical case has been anything other than introverted and obsessed with the past. Eurosceptics have always looked to the wider world beyond Europe not to a nostalgic British isolation. Whether from within the two main parties or from academia and journalism, the Eurosceptical case has become both intellectually powerful and politically persuasive. The all-star cast provides contemporary analysis to supplement classic contributions from Hugh Gaitskell, Margaret Thatcher, Enoch Powell, Tony Benn and others.


Europe European Integration monetary policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Holmes
    • 1
  1. 1.St Hugh’s CollegeOxfordUK

Bibliographic information


' A gloriously diverse collectin of articles and speeches spanning over 50 years...especially popular among those students of politics who prefer reading the speaches of Lady Thatcher and Hugh Gaitskell on Europe to listening to the agendas espoused by most of their dons.' - The European Journal