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Britain and the Continent: two thousand years of unpredictability

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The raw material of our history is the changing relationship of the islands, the continent, and the wider world. Closeness to the European continent is the unique element in the history of these islands. Yet the relationship connecting them has included many possibilities that never materialised, while much that was unpredictable actually happened. Many of the key decisions are still debatable, not least, in recent times, British intervention in two world wars. The recent referendum result opens a new phase in Britain’s relationship with Europe. To what extent is it a break with the past, or is it rather the logical continuation of previous history?

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