Why I shifted sides in the UK’s civil war over Europe – FT.com – Gideon Rachman

English: David Cameron at a Conservative Party...

English: David Cameron at a Conservative Party Reception (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a good article from Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs columnist at the Financial Times. It’s well worth a read. Check it out!

via Why I shifted sides in the UK’s civil war over Europe – FT.com.

After recent challenges from back-bench Tory MPs to UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, over the UK’s role in Europe, we are beginning to see more and more rational arguments prevail. Gideon Rachman is highly respected by the business community and his argument makes a great deal of sense to me.

Personally, my position remains unchanged, pro-European, anti-bureaucracy and anti-federalism.

Any thoughts?

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Think Again: European Decline – By Mark Leonard and Hans Kundnani | Foreign Policy

The legislative triangle of the European Union

The legislative triangle of the European Union (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mark Leonard (Direktor European Council on For...

Mark Leonard (Direktor European Council on Foreign Relations, London) Foto: CC-BY-SA Stephan Röhl / http://www.boell.de (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

European Council on Foreign Relations

European Council on Foreign Relations (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This is powerful read from Mark Leonard and Hans Kundnani published in Foreign Policy. Check it out!

via Think Again: European Decline – By Mark Leonard and Hans Kundnani | Foreign Policy.

The main thesis of the argument is things might be tough in Europe but don’t right her off yet; the embers of economic growth, social cohesion and political influence are very much alive.

As a pro-European, albeit anti-bureaucracy and anti-federalism, I am encouraged with this upbeat article.

What do you think?

 

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