Petulance, the English way

There is a fantasy that the UK could have a much more satisfying future unshackled from the EU. Good luck with that.

UK Government Photo: Georgina Coupe
British Prime Minister David Cameron announces a European Union deal outside 10 Downing Street, Feb. 20.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 02/24/2016 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Wednesday, 02/24/2016 12:00 am EST

What would you call a country that called for “a structure under which [Europe] can dwell in peace, in safety and in freedom...a kind of United States of Europe” at the end of the Second World War (Winston Churchill, 1946), but refused to join that structure when its European neighbours actually began building it (European Economic Community, 1957)?

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