“It’s hard to imagine how, had they won in 2010, a Labour government would be facing the EU’s current economic and political woes. Labour’s words about the European Union were always softer and more favourable than the Tories’, but Blair’s commitment to put Britain at the heart of Europe always had a hollow ring. Being outside the Euro, Britain would have been partially sidelined in any case, but under Labour you could be sure the government would have tried to cling to whatever influence it had.”

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