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Mandelson—the new Duke of Wellington

He’s wrong. We need a referendum

By Norman Lamont   July 2015

The first Duke of Wellington: one of history's less-respected pundits

The Duke of Wellington once claimed that the British constitution was incapable of improvement. Writing in Prospect, Peter Mandelson (“What Cameron knows about Europe,”) does not see any faults of any kind in the European Union and is totally opposed to any attempt by Britain to try and improve the terms of its relationship with it.

Not many people, even those who support our membership, would take such a complacent view. …

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