Fog in channel: exploring Britain's relationship with Europe

Tom Sykes (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology


"Fog in channel - continent cut off" was a regular weather forecast in Britain in the 1930s. Is there fog between Britain and mainland Europe now? Metaphorically yes. This book seeks to clear it away through a series of fascinating essays. Is the continent cut off from Britain? Read the lively debates contained in this unique anthology to decide for yourself. Contributors come from a diverse range of backgrounds, including politicians from Charles Kennedy to John Redwood, Tony Benn to Michael Howard, as well as noted people from the worlds of education, business, journalism, science and the arts, including Simon Woodroffe, Judge Jules, Bill Deedes, Gerry Robinson, Zoe Readhead, Chas Hodges and many more. They investigate the issues of history, culture and changing value systems rather than offering any detailed analysis of political mechanisms. It is a balanced and accessible book exploring issues of human interaction and experience which will encourage readers to engage more fully and think more constructively about how the people of the UK address the future of Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherShoehorn Books
Number of pages232
ISBN (Print)1907149066, 9781907149061
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2009


  • European Commission
  • Europe
  • memoir
  • polemic
  • political economy
  • cultural heritage
  • geopolitics
  • International Relations


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