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A Stranger in Europe: Britain and the EU from Thatcher to Blair

Stephen Wall


For over 20 years, at the heart of Whitehall, the author worked for British leaders as they shaped Britain's European policy. He draws on his experience to trace a journey from 1982 to the present as successive British governments have wrestled with their relationship with their European Union (EU) partners. The book goes behind the scenes to tell the story of how Margaret Thatcher and her successors sought to reconcile Britain's national and European interests. Drawing on the documents of the period, it gives a unique insight into how Britain's leaders weighed the British national interest an ... More

Keywords: Whitehall, British leaders, European policy, British governments, EU partners, Margaret Thatcher, national interest, Prime Ministers, Foreign Secretaries, politicians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199284559
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284559.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Wall, author
Stephen Wall is Britain's former ambassador to the European Union.