Made in Germany! The little-known WW2 plan which paved way for the ‘anti-competitive’ EU

Made in Germany! The little-known WW2 plan which paved way for the ‘anti-competitive’ EU

Professor David Blake was speaking at a time when prospects for a post- trade deal between the UK and the  were hanging in the balance, with one of the key sticking points being the bloc’s insistence on Britain adhering to rules and regulation aimed at protecting its single market after the end of the year. And the academic, who is Professor of Economics at Cass Business School, said Brussels’ tendency towards protectionism dated back almost 80 years – many years before the birth of the inception of the European Steel and Coal Community in 1952, or the Treaty of Rome which created the  (EEC) and the common market.