Robert F. Dewey

in British National Identity and Opposition to Membership of Europe, 1961-63

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780719078712
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702147 | DOI:

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This chapter discusses new research concerning the pronouncements of anti-Market pundits including historians C.E. Carrington and Sir Arthur Bryant and economists James Meade and Roy Harrod. It traces the origins of their dissent and differentiates between the intractable sceptics and those whose opposition evolved from a ‘wait and see’ position. This chapter suggests in their analysis these pundits emphasised the political rather than the economic goals of the Treaty of Rome.

Keywords: anti-Market pundits; C.E. Carrington; Sir Arthur Bryant; James Meade; Roy Harrod; political goals; Treaty of Rome

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