European integration has long been a controversial issue in British politics. Whether we should have the Euro and a European Constitution have caused even deeper divides to emerge. This timely and comprehensive book looks at the European policies of the British Left since the end of World War II and provides a clear illustration of the range of debates that have taken place. It also includes interviews with the key players including Tony Benn and Neil Kinnock.
Andy Mullen is currently Lecturer in Politics, Northumbria University, UK.
Foreword by Tony Benn; Introduction; 1. The History of European Integration; 2. Britain and European Integration; 3. The Labour Party and Europe; 4. The Trade Union Movement; 5. The Left and European Integration; 6. Explaining the Shifting European Policies of the British Left; 7. Conclusion: The British Left and the Future of the European Union.