Latest Issue

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…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect