Brexit—No to an ‘Ever Closer Union’

  • Carl BaudenbacherEmail author
Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)


Britain has always had a special relationship with the EEC and later the EU, irrespective of whether it was part of it or not. A first attempt to join the Common Market under the Conservative Prime Minister Harold Macmillan ended badly in 1963 due to the resistance of French President Charles de Gaulle. De Gaulle said “non” again in 1967 to the second application that was lodged by Harold Wilson’s Labour Government.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Urumea AGSt. GallenSwitzerland

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