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Read Stewart Wood’s lecture on what Gordon Brown got right on Europe—and what he didn’t

Brown's former special adviser spoke on "muscular intergovernmentalism"—and its limits

By Stewart Wood  

Will Hutton, Principal of Hertford College, introduces Stewart Wood. Photo: Andrew Adonis

On 3rd November, Stewart Wood gave a talk at Hertford College, Oxford on Gordon Brown, for whom he used to work. You can read the full text of that talk below and watch it here. The lecture was part of a series on prime ministers and Europe since Thatcher. We will be posting more from the series in due course.


On 1st April 2010, five days before Gordon Brown called the 2010 election, he invited Angela Merkel for a…

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