BRITAIN is past the crossroads and needs to turn round pretty quickly. There are some basic truths that dictate Government policy, the prime one being that we are not self-sufficient, so therefore need trading partners.
In the past we had the technological advantage in both civil and military fields to impose ourselves on the rest of the world. Since retreat from Empire, the main problem confronting successive Governments has been how to maintain primacy, while other nations catch up, and overtake us. In the ’70s the decision was made to turn away from the Commonwealth, and look to Europe. The merits of this can be debated infinitum, but it is what we did, so we have to deal with that situation now. If we now turn our back on Europe we will be lost at sea, therefore we have to make an uneasy