Britain’s eurosceptics have always opposed “Brussels,” but its Europhiles could be counted upon to defend it. No longer. The tide of Euroscepticism now laps around the feet of many essentially pro-European commentators.
Last November, Will Hutton and Martin Kettle wrote in the Guardian calling for a weaker European parliament. They also argued that Economic and Monetary Union (Emu) would be deflationary and should be scrapped. In June this year, in a Prospect essay, Timothy Garton Ash claimed that Emu would require fiscal harmonisation and political union, and therefore should be abandoned. And in the same month, Andrew Marr, in a…
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