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Que peut espérer l'Europe de Margaret Thatcher ?

Authors
Journal
Politique étrangère
0032-342X
Publisher
CAIRN
Publication Date
Volume
54
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3406/polit.1989.3856
Disciplines
  • Political Science

Abstract

Thatcher : What Europe Can Expect, by Hugh Hanning As the rift between the UK and the rest of the EC deepens, the author seeks to help the eleven governments to understand the nature of the personality they have to deal with in Britain. The analysis is not encouraging, for the record of Margaret Thatcher on the home front has been a sequence of battles with anybody whom she sees as a threat to her authority : among them the miner's leader Scargill, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Queen. Thatcher's character is likened to General Montgomery — an « obsessional » with a rare gift of concentration, no friends, and an absolute refusai to share power with anybody : a bad omen when the whole zeitgeist of the European Community is power-sharing.

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