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August 8, 1970 should be prepared to levy more and not less taxes on the British people. Economic considerations apart, Heath will find it difficult to reconcile the idea of an East of Suez presence with what is obviously a more important goal for him Britain's entry into the Common Market, Any British concern for South-East Asia would he interpreted in many European countries as resulting from American pressures; it would convince the French, if no one else, that the old Gaullist objection to the American Trojan Horse still remains valid. Moreover, the extent of British dissociation from its white Commonwealth associates is regarded in Europe as the real measure of its conversion to genuine Europeanism. A British presence in Asia is a means of living up to the expectations of Australia and New Zealand. It could also well raise the fear that Britain is trying to have the best of both the worlds.

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