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Lidington: Making Progress

This world location news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

'People need a laser focus on building Europe’s competitiveness and enabling growth', writes Minister for Europe on his blog

‘A little over a year ago, the Economist wrote a piece analysing Britain’s place in Europe. There wasn’t a lot of good news. Efforts to reform the way Brussels works were simply “making things worse” as “other countries are tiring of British demands”. The best we could hope for, it was argued, was to “rediscover the virtues of muddling along”.’

‘They were wrong. The last year shows why.’

Find out more on David Lidington’s blog.