I’ve just posted a new piece on “Building a new Europe: Engaging with British euroscepticism” for the European Council of Foreign Affairs, as part of their “EU at the crossroads” project.
In it, I conclude that “The longevity of British euroscepticism – in all its forms – can be seen in one of two ways. Either the British are ‘different’ and reconciliation is impossible, or we have just not found the right way to bridge the gap. The very existence of the EU, built as it on the Franco-German rapprochement, shows the fallacy of the first option. Therefore, euroscepticism should act as a spur to making the Union into an effective and legitimate mechanism for governance. That will require a change, not only in institutions, but also in attitudes. ”
Full text here.