World: Der Alte's Doubts

Konrad Adenauer's discussions with Charles de Gaulle in West Germany this week will almost certainly encompass their mutual doubts about Britain's desirability as a partner in Europe's Common Market. Adenauer, whom Britain once considered a staunch ally in its efforts to join Europe, has taken the line of late that, politically and economically, the Common Market may already be too big for its own good. Last week, after a TV interview in which the Chancellor bluntly questioned "whether Britain really wants" political union. Prime Minister Harold Macmillan treated the undiplomatic incident as a threat to Britain's chances of admission to the...

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