David Edgerton interview

David Edgerton

David Edgerton: “Joining Europe Meant Liberalising The British Economy And That Hasn’t Changed In 50 Years”

Tristan de Bourbon (London) | “The United Kingdom joined the European project because the elite wanted to return to a much more open economy, to liberalise the British economy. They also discovered the United States would never treat the United Kingdom as an equal and would remain protectionist,” explains David Edgerton, Professor of History at King’s College London and author of the recent book The Rise and Fall of The British Nation, where he analyses the ideology behind the government’s action.