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The 36-year media failure is primarily Britain's own, and only secondarily Brussels'.

In the 1970's the Tories were pro-EEC because of the free market dimension and Labour was against.

In the 1980's the Tories became anti-EEC as it started acquiring a political dimension culminating in the EU. Labour stayed lukewarm.

With the two major parties undermining the EU and most of the media (the only exceptions being the LibDems and The Independent, both "minority interests") against the EU, how could the EU possibly break through with a positive message, if they had one?

The brainless should not be in banking. — Willem Buitler

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 8th, 2009 at 06:01:00 AM EST

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