The last thing we need is to turn in on ourselves rather than face us up to what we have to do in the world.
They want to derail peace because they want to plunge Northern Ireland back into armed conflict.
Having viewed Europe as an extension and projection of itself, France now finds Europe developing a mind and identity of its own which embraces France but is not controlled by France.
I'm a fighter, not a quitter.
It's a very good idea that we have a third term Labour government led by Tony Blair for a full term.
We've got to demonstrate why European unity and integration, our vast single market, our single currency, equip us with the strength to embrace globalization.
Firstly, people take for granted that the E.U. has created the biggest economic space in the world.
Instead of saying that globalization is a fact, that it's inevitable, we've also got to demonstrate that while the growing interdependence of the world economy is indeed a fact, it's not uncontrollable.
For too long, decisions have been taken behind closed doors - tablets of stone have simply been past down to people without bothering to involve people, listen to their views or give them information about what we are doing and why.
If the constitutional treaty is rejected it will be back to square one, just at a time when we want Europe to be a more effective force for good in the world, when we need to buttress ourselves against the pressures and insecurities of globalization.
Of course, the EU is not going to fall apart, but at best it will stagnate for the foreseeable future and we will be dealing with quite a lot of internal chaos.
Too often we think we can act without explaining and take decisions without justifying them.
The markets don't like instability and they don't like uncertainty.
I believe that if you treat China as an enemy, then it is likely to become one.
I certainly believe that we gain through open trade and liberalisation.
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