COMMON MARKET: Backing into Europe

Foreign Secretary James Callaghan last April sent shock waves through the Common Market by demanding a thorough renegotiation of the terms under which Britain joined the Community 18 months ago. If satisfactory adjustments were not made, he warned, the Labor government would call a national referendum, recommending withdrawal from the EEC. Last week "Sunny Jim" Callaghan showed up at a meeting of EEC foreign ministers in Luxembourg with a smile instead of a shillelagh. In a rather more conciliatory speech than his colleagues had expected, he announced that Britain's Labor government was "ready to play our full part in...

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