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Neville Kirk

concentrated mainly on their campaign to ‘save the pound’ by opposing Britain entry into the eurozone (Labour wanted to join, subject to certain economic conditions being met). Hague and his colleagues also sought to ‘hit’ asylum seekers ‘hard’ and cut taxes. 51 As Gary Younge wrote in the Guardian , the Conservatives’ opposition to the single currency could potentially have had a ‘broad, popular appeal’. They sabotaged their case, however, by appealing to ‘petty minded patriots, nationalists and assorted

in Labour and the politics of Empire
Stuart Ward

seems significant that it has only broken the surface in the volatile waters of post-2008 austerity. The spectacle of massive indebtedness, flatline growth rates, falling revenues, ageing populations, mass youth unemployment and the ever-looming threat of sovereign default in the Eurozone, undoubtedly represents a new and highly volatile era in the history of European integration. But in a wider

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