Historians for Britain warn against pro-EU scare tacticsHistorians in the News
tags: britain, EU
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”. ...
comments powered by Disqus
- At Summit Meetings, Kremlin Often Tried to Steamroller U.S. Presidents
- How A Tariff Loving Utah Senator Became A Cautionary Tale About Protectionism
- Pompeii excavation project reveals secrets
- In Ireland, Drought and a Drone Revealed the Outline of an Ancient Henge
- Sarcophagus Found. Contents Unknown. (‘No Guessing, Please.’)
- Oxford professor counts 93 penises in Bayeux Tapestry
- Medieval Scholars Call for Transparency and Anti-Racism at Conference
- Robert Dallek's FDR Book Invites Comparisons To Trump's Presidency
- Ridley Scott to Adapt Israeli Author's "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" Into a Movie
- Partisans assail historians for judging the past by today’s standards. Here’s why they’re wrong, says classicist