“Anti-federalist Europeanism: a theoretical and practical impossibility?”, Andrew Blick (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)

Andrew Blick, Anti-federalist Europeanism: a theoretical and practical impossibility?, 14th February 2020

Criticism of the European Union in United Kingdom (UK) political discourse has often focused upon the proposition that as a project it is federal in nature. For this reason, according to such theses, membership has always been incompatible with UK constitutional traditions, and poses an unwelcome threat to the integrity of the UK as an autonomous ‘sovereign’ state. It is in its response to such assertions that the supposed pro-European movement committed what was perhaps its fundamental error. […]

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