Brexit has less to do with Europhobia
than it does the rising anger about the sheer inequality undermining Britain's post-war settlement.
But for all the distortions about the EU's work that can be attributed to a specifically British kind of Europhobia
, I believe there are lessons to be learnt that have resonance in many other EU countries.
Becker: 'Whose side are we on?' ...In a growing climate of Europhobia
and coming from across the Channel, he lectured to a mainly British audience on the failures of democratic government -- [leading to] a culture which creates loss of faith, alienation, new underclasses and encourages abuse of power, secrecy and corruption."
The fever of Conservative Europhobia
runs so hot, it's already burned through a series of supposedly sacred Tory principles.
and Europhilia: Party and Popular Attitudes Towards Membership of the European Union in Serbia and Croatia." Perspectives on European Politics and Society Vol.
There will be no plaudits from those never wanted to leave and only more resentment from those incapable of overcoming their obsessive Europhobia
He said a referendum on Europe would cast doubt over jobs at Sunderland's Nissan and Hitachi Rail Europe, in Newton Aycliffe, before taking aim at UKIP - whose vote has risen in the region - for its "Europhobia
", adding: "Nationalism as a political cause, in the hands of parties like UKIP, is almost always ugly and can never, despite being wrapped in the garb of high-sounding phrases, disguise its mean spirit."
Roy repeatedly criticises the SNP for its Anglophobia, Europhobia
, right-wingery and general eccentricities across the post-war period (pp.
2005), 36-37, http://www.erudit.org/revue/ron/2005/v/n36-37/oni33ar.html?Iang=en; Robert Miles, "Europhobia
: The Catholic Other in Horace Walpole and Charles Maturin," in European Gothic: A Spirited Exchange, ed.
A script that saw her attacking Ukip for "ugly politics of "Europhobia
" - so just the type of intolerance she risks being accused of in sacking Lord Elis-Thomas.
Do not forget all that will be put at risk if dangerous right-wing isolationist Europhobia
is victorious." Welsh businesses relied on PS5bn worth of trade with EU partners ever year and Wales benefited from Euro investment in infrastructure and communities, with more than one in 10 jobs, 150,0000, directly dependent on membership of the EU.
We can spend the next few years trying to moderate the tone of UKIP influenced Europhobia
emanating from Westminster or we can pursue a constructive engagement policy from Scotland.