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Tory rebel unmasked - The Conservative pro-single currency rebel was Sir Winston Churchill, who called for a United States of Europe before the Second World War. His federalist thinking is well-known, but his support for a common currency is not.

The comments on our front page come from an article he wrote for Collier's magazine, almost exactly half a century ago, in the autumn of 1946. "The Highroad of the Future", which would be regarded as wildly anti-British by many of today's Tory MPs, was passed on to us by John Ramsden of Queen Mary and Westfield College, London.

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