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Dr Julie Smith, Director of the European Centre @ POLIS, blogs on Brexit

last modified Mar 30, 2017 06:16 PM
As the Prime Minister triggers Article 50, two new blog posts by the Centre's director Dr Julie Smith shed light on how we got here and where we go from here. Read 'Absent from the start: Britain’s leery relationship with the EU' and 'Opinion: The Road to Brexit, or the UK’s Journey into the Unknown'

Absent from the start: Britain’s leery relationship with the EU

First published on the LSE Brexit blog, 30 Mar 2017

Britain has always been leery of European integration, only seeking to join the EEC when the economic advantages became clear – and then thwarted twice by Charles de Gaulle. As a result, the UK was absent when the founding principles and practices of the Community were drawn up, and absent during the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. Julie Smith says these absences have defined our relationship with the rest of the bloc.

 

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First published on the University of Cambridge website, 29 Mar 2017

The Prime Minister's triggering of Article 50 is merely the end of the beginning, argues Dr Julie Smith.

 

 

Dr Julie Smith is Director of the European Centre in the POLIS Department and a member of the House of Lords. Her new book, The UK’s Journeys into and out of the EU: Destinations Unknown, was published by Routledge in February.

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Dr Julie Smith, Director of the European Centre @ POLIS, blogs on Brexit

Mar 30, 2017

As the Prime Minister triggers Article 50, two new blog posts by the Centre's director Dr Julie Smith shed light on how we got here and where we go from here. Read 'Absent from the start: Britain’s leery relationship with the EU' and 'Opinion: The Road to Brexit, or the UK’s Journey into the Unknown'

Book Launch: Dr Julie Smith, The UK’s Journeys into and out of the EU: Destinations Unknown (Routledge, 2017)

Mar 03, 2017

Cambridge, 3 March 2017 - Dr Julie Smith launched her new book, The UK’s Journeys into and out of the EU: Destinations Unknown (Routledge, 2017), at Robinson College, in the presence of Lord Lisvane, former Clerk of the House of Commons, Prof David Yates, Warden of Robinson College, a representative from Routledge, and various members of the University of Cambridge and Robinson College

European Studies Reading Group returns in Lent 2017

Jan 16, 2017

The DAAD Cambridge Research Hub decided to fund a graduate reading group on 'Challenges to European unity' in 2017. The hub offers funding to groups of graduates who wish to follow a course of critical reading and discussion and invite a leading expert from Germany to join them.

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