Europe: The Possibility of An Instant Jump

Spring sunshine splashed through the glazed west windows of the House of Commons last week as Prime Minister Harold Wilson concluded his speech to a packed Parliament. "This " is a historic decision," he intoned, "which could well determine the future of Britain, of Europe and indeed of the world, for decades to come." The decision was, of course, that of Britain to apply for membership in the Common Market for a second time. Four years ago the Tories applied, and were rudely vetoed by Charles de Gaulle after nine months of nit-picking negotiations in Brussels over...

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