This is not the moment to abandon seven decades of building union in Europe. It undoubtedly remains a huge challenge to complete the project. In a world that is fast tilting away from its postwar Atlantic centre of gravity, Europe needs more than ever to come together and maximise its competitive strength and market power.
The basic logic and European belief in union will prevail. But it is going to be a rocky and hard fought road and advocates of greater union will need to be more honest with the public, and more sure of their arguments, than they have been in the past. Continue reading »