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The State of the Union

  • Andrew Gamble
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Abstract

England could not have become a world island without the first of the four circles — the Union between the four nations of the British Isles, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Union created a state which was independent of the rest of Europe, just as its American colonies were to become independent of it. The choice between Europe and America which now confronts the British state only exists because of the success of the Union, and the Empire it made possible. But the urgency of this choice has itself been a factor in the serious questioning of the Union which has emerged in British politics.

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National Identity British Isle Labour Party Political Class Constitutional Reform 
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