PIIGSty Presents: From Attlee to Thatcher – The Development of British Attitudes toward the European Project (1945-1979)

February 21, 2012

One of the less understood mysteries in European politics is the issue of British antipathy toward the entire European project since the Schuman Declaration in 1950.  The story is more a British one than a European one about anti-Franco-German coal and steel cooperation. As such, it begins in 1945 in a war weary nation which had just unceremoniously ejected the victorious war hero Winston Churchill as Prime Minister to lay the groundwork for the modern British welfare state.

Heres the PDF PIIGSty Publication #3 – From Attlee to Thatcher: Evolution of UK Attitudes toward Europe