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From the archives: Why England and France will never be best friends

To mark David Cameron’s get-together with Nicolas Sarkozy today, we’ve
dug up this essay from the Spectator archives by Lord Powell. As foreign policy advisor to Lady Thatcher and Sir John Major, Powell provides a first-hand insight into the incompatibilities that
separate our two nations.

A fundamental incompatibility?, Charles Powell, The Spectator, 3 September 1994

A few summers ago, I accompanied Margaret Thatcher to a meeting with President Mitterrand in Paris.

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