EDWARD Heath was often accused, in some quarters, of having colluded in one of the most nefarious projects - namely getting Britain into Europe, and while his detractors anticipated dire consequences, half a century on the UK still governs itself.
For most of the 20th century Europe was the world’s front line, yet clearly the world is changing. China and India lay claim to super power status and Russia clearly wants to strut on the world’s stage, and then there’s Brazil which has economical and diplomatic ambition.
Yet this doesn’t mean that Europe is in decline or that individual states must always subordinate their interests balanced against the advantages of collaboration such as trade, security, energy supply, climate change, financial stability etc.
Mrs S Parkes,