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Lord Carrington – NATO Secretary-General 1984-1988

Some years ago I wrote the entry on Lord Carrington for a planned encyclopaedia on  NATO which never went to press. Lord Carrington’s death this week at the age of 99 provides an opportune moment to publish the entry in full here. Carrington, Lord … Continue reading

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Not too late for an informed debate on EU membership

This article first appeared in ‘The Business’ supplement to The Lincolnshire Echo, June 2016. The European Union has changed beyond all recognition from the economic community Britain joined in 1973. It is now an economic and political union with a … Continue reading

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EU referendum myths: prisoners’ voting rights and EU membership

The most frustrating, but perhaps inevitable, feature of the EU referendum campaign is the wealth of ill-informed comment, and straightforward untruths, being disseminated by those campaigning. In some cases it is possible to argue that differences of opinion might lead to understandably different perspectives … Continue reading

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Should Britain be having a referendum on EU membership?

This is a slightly extended version of my ‘First Person’ column in The Lincolnshire Echo (Thursday 3 March – Wednesday 9 March edition). The forthcoming referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU will be David Cameron’s third significant referendum since … Continue reading

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European Election Prospects in the East Midlands

On Thursday more than three million voters across the East Midlands will be electing five Members of the European Parliament, in a poll which should provide an early indication of support in advance of next year’s general. In reality only … Continue reading

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