Foreign News: The Price of Aloofness

Reluctantly but realistically, Britain is beginning to accept the fact that the six-nation European Common Market is here to stay, and that Britain will have to live with it.

For over two years, British hostility to the Common Market has troubled relations between the NATO nations. That hostility has sometimes been less than candid. The British argued that by erecting a unified tariff wall against outside nations, the Common Market Six would throw a spanner into intra-European trade. What they really meant was that Britain's exports to the Six would be hurt. Even when...

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