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Eurosceptycyzm w doktrynie Partii Konserwatywnej
Euroscepticism in the Conservative Party

Author(s): Elżbieta Sadowska‑Wieciech
Subject(s): EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: euroscepticism; Conservative Party; United Kingdom

Summary/Abstract: Membership in European Union has become one of the most crucial and controversial issues in British politics in recent years. Eurosceptics from United Kingdom Independent Party were exhorting to leave the EU and more and more British people had supported them. David Cameron who was leading the government since 2010 had to express a conservative view on the matter. He had announced his plan to renegotiate the terms of EU membership and hold a referendum on the results, asking British people to vote for what he thought the only right choice – staying in European Union. But not all Tories shared that belief. This article examines the issue of Euroscepticism in Conservative Party analyzing its doctrinal as well as political origins and its influence on the government.

  • Issue Year: 14/2017
  • Issue No: 46
  • Page Range: 5-21
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish