Harold Wilson's direction of the second British application to join the EEC us ripe for reinterpretation. With new and exciting material now available in the Public Record Office and abroad, this is an extremely propitious moment to reconsider Wilson's motivations, and to contextualise them in light of evidence on foreign policy-making contained in the official record.

part |120 pages

The External Context

chapter |10 pages

Conclusion: The Ironies of 'Successful Failure'

ByPeter Catterall