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European Brinkmanship

(Summer 1967)

From International Socialism (1st series), No.29, Summer 1967, p.36.
Thanks to Ted Crawford & the late Will Fancy.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’ Callaghan for the Encyclopaedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL).

Is There Any Choice?
Sir Edward Berrington-Behrens
Penguin, 3s 6d

This is a manifesto of the Chamber of Commerce Internationalists. Reiterating all the arguments pointing to the need for entry into the EEC, Sir Edward allows a note of desperation to creep in when considering the alternatives – chronic stagnation without or absorption in toto by the US. Like many of his kind Sir Edward wants to have his cake and eat it; partnership with the US, independent military role and entry to Europe – De Gaulle can clearly see that Trojan Horse a mile away.

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