Passionate politicians took us into Europe. A poisonous press is dragging us out | Polly Toynbee

A new book reminds us how the idealistic architects of our entry into Europe have been undone by a Europhobic press

In the bare ruined choirs of the prorogued parliament, one small event carried on unhindered. The scrutinising committees are banned, the prime minister shut parliament to avoid interrogation by the mighty Commons liaison committee as he hid from PMQs. But this one small elegiac meeting went ahead: Lord Giles Radice launching his little red book, A Love Affair With Europe.

There they were, older noble lords of passionate pro-European persuasion assembling to mourn the passing of a long-held dream. For 50 years Radice was one of those who toiled unceasingly for the UK to join, and to love, the Europe of peace and prosperity – a beacon of democracy.

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