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Europe after Ukip

The case for Europe in the 1970s was based on British failure. The anti-Europeans still feel beleaguered, the rest of us have moved on

By Sunder Katwala   July 2004

Before the European election, the need to win a once-in-a-generation public debate about Europe had become a commonplace among those frustrated by how Eurosceptics have set the terms of British public debate over Europe for over a decade. Yet Ukip’s success has left many pro-Europeans fearful of whether they can ever win the public debate. Tony Blair once spoke of Britain’s destiny lying in membership of the euro. Now, following his inelegant U-turn on the European constitution, he seems to have put British membership of the union itself at risk. If we are losing the debate to Robert Kilroy-Silk and…

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