Labour’s Europe problem

Miliband should give the speech Cameron couldn't

By Gisela Stuart   204

Labour’s thoughts on Europe—half-baked? © Reuters

A couple of weeks ago at a workshop at Birmingham University a young German got up and asked whether the British did not realise that we were “blessed by having Europe.” He said it in German, and while it had the touch of youthful idealism about it, somehow it sounded OK. It’s only when I translated it into English that it struck me how impossible it would be to stand up and say this in the UK and expect to be taken seriously.…

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