Safeguarding British Identity or Betraying it? The Role of British ‘Tradition’ in the Parliamentary Great Debate on EC Membership, October 1971

  title={Safeguarding British Identity or Betraying it? The Role of British ‘Tradition’ in the Parliamentary Great Debate on EC Membership, October 1971},
  author={N. Piers Ludlow},
  journal={International Finance eJournal},
  • N. Ludlow
  • Published 1 January 2015
  • History
  • International Finance eJournal
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