Historians for Britain warn against pro-EU scare tacticsHistorians in the News
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Some of Britain's leading historians have attacked Downing Street’s attempts to “scare” voters into staying in the European Union.
In a letter to the Telegraph, 14 academics and authors warn that campaigners to keep Britain in the EU are wrong to claim that the 28-country bloc has prevented conflict.
Andrew Roberts, the author and historian, and professors from Cambridge, Edinburgh, Royal Holloway and other universities argue that Nato – rather than the EU - has secured peace in Europe since the 1940s.
The letter coincides with the publication of a collection of essays examining the extent of the role that the European Union has played in national and international security.
It comes amid a growing row between pro-Europeans and groups campaigning for Britain to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum over allegations of “scaremongering”. ...
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