COMMON MARKET: Britons in Burnooses

Last spring, when the British were debating how to vote in a referendum on whether or not to stay in the Common Market, a top Belgian official said: "It would be masochistic of the British to leave, but it might be sadistic of them to stay." It was a prophetic comment. After trying so hard for so long to join the European Economic Community, Britain has apparently become the chief obstacle to European unity. Last week, after London nearly tore apart a meeting of Common Market heads of government in Rome, one EEC...

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