Instead of glorying in the exercise of the British veto and championing our opt-outs from the mainstream of European integration, we should surely undertake a fundamental review of our European policies. Most of our partners are anxious to move ahead towards full economic monetary and political union as quickly as practicable, to be able to face together the new challenges presented by the collapse of the Soviet empire and the instability in the East. There is increasing talk about a multi-speed Europe with a core group of countries - ready to move towards a European federation - being in the fast lane, while the laggards are left behind to catch up later.
Britain's real interests are to put further hesitations behind us and be in that fast lane with the rest of the European leaders.
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