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Fudging the Criteria. Labour Euro-safeguards Campaign



This article, from the February 1997 bulletin of the Labour Euro-Safegaurds Campaign (LESC) claims that political pressures were overriding economic considerations in determining which countries would be eligible to join the Euro in 1999.

Resource Details

Date: 1997



Archive: Included in the papers of J E 'Jim' Mortimer, trade unionist and Labour Party official. (MSS.525 Box 27/3)

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Academic Comment

"This and many other documents in the collection vividly illustrate the strong vein of 'Euro-scepticism', an outlook perhaps more often associated with Conservatism in current debates than in the Labour movement." read more...