James Goldsmith

James Goldsmith in Europe

Life and Work of Sir James Goldsmith (1933-97)

The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes sir james goldsmith (1933-97) in the following terms: [1] A wealthy Anglo-French entrepreneur, Goldsmith personally financed the British Referendum Party in the 1997 general election. The party won few votes, but alarmed the main parties into promising a referendum before attempting to bring the country into the single currency. The French side of his character came out in his book The Trap, in which he advocated protectionism in developed economies against low-cost, chiefly Asian, competition.

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  1. Based on the book “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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