The People Against Europe: The Eurosceptic Challenge to the United Kingdom's Coalition Government

  title={The People Against Europe: The Eurosceptic Challenge to the United Kingdom's Coalition Government},
  author={Chris Gifford},
  journal={International Institutions: European Union eJournal},
  • C. Gifford
  • Published 1 May 2014
  • Sociology
  • International Institutions: European Union eJournal
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