Western Europe: Inside or Out

WESTERN EUROPE

Closer and closer comes the time when Britain must decide to join Western Europe or to stand permanently apart. Within months, the six continental Common Market powers will reduce tariffs sharply between one another, leaving Britain at a trade disadvantage. The continental Six are also inching toward some form of political as well as economic unity. A rising chorus of British voices demands that Britain shrug off its reluctance and take the plunge before the mold of European unity hardens with Britain outside. "Time is not working for us," cried the influential Lord Gladwyn,* urging British membership in the Common...

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