Isolated UK would lose on all fronts

I have just read a very interesting book – That Sweet Enemy – on the love-hate relationship between Britain and France by the Anglo-French historians Robert and Isabelle Tombs.

One sentence in particular, from a discussion on British foreign policy towards Europe in the 1950s, seemed quite à propos for today’s situation: The worst outcome would be isolation between a protectionist Europe and an inward-looking America. As well as being economically disastrous, it would reduce Britain’s influence and prestige... Britain might lose at every table – powerless in Europe, fading in the Commonwealth, discounted in Washington.

Chris HAINES, Hérault

More articles from Letters
More articles from Connexion France
Other articles that may interest you

Comment

Loading some business profiles...

Loading some classifieds...