Ian Gilmour: Britain and Europe
10 December 1998
Show More This Blessed Plot: Britain and Europe from Churchill to Blair by Hugo Young.
Macmillan, 558 pp., £20, November 1998, 0 333 57992 5Show More
“... White House. Heath is the nearest thing This Blessed Plot has to a politician-hero; apart from Roy Jenkins the other heroes are the usually unsung civil servants: Lee, O’Neill, Robinson, Butler, Palliser etc, who shepherded us into the Community with a skill and persistence which almost made up for the visionless complacency of their Forties’ and Fifties’ predecessors. Young is impressed by Heath ...”