The Influence of European Union Common Foreign and Security Policy on the United Kingdom’s position towards the Brexit

Britain has a long and often difficult history with Europe and the European Union. The country became a member state in 1975; economic reasons and Britain’s loss of influence in the international scene after the Second World War played an important role in this decision [1] and Britain has been in favor for an intergovernmental approach since the beginning. [2] The British are not in favor of a union of states under a federal approach, [3] they do not want the “United States of Europe” envisioned by Winston Churchill in Zürich in 1946. [4] The relationship of Britain and...

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