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This realm of England

1st June 1996

Dear Andrew,

I’ve been thinking recently about how embarrassing it must be for patriotic Eurosceptics-particularly those, like you, of an intellectual disposition-to see their cause descending into xenophobia. It cannot be enjoyable for you to witness the anti-European and anti-German primitivism which has overcome the Tories and their press.

Yet I can offer little sympathy. The fact is that you and your High Tory chums-in and around both the Redwood and Major camps-have over the last few years been engaged in a campaign to make the old nationalist nostrums respectable; so you…

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