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David Hodson on International Family Law: Thinking the European unthinkable

Date:15 DEC 2011

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David Hodson

At 4 AM on Friday 9 December 2011 David Cameron found himself manoeuvred by the French into a position where in national interests a tactical withdrawal was the only way forward thereby vetoing commitment to an EU fiscal and budgetary union treaty.  The morning after the night before the European landscape looks different although only time will tell the real significance of what happened:  how much was jingoistic and opportunistic hype and posturing and what was really truly historic.  For those of us who in 1973 passionately supported the UK entry into the EU as it now is the future might be quite unexpected.  As the UK sits at the table on our own and watches our 26 European friends together at their large fiscal union table there...

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