Norwegian EEC activists must look back on ten years of disappointment. The belief that one day Norway will both be willing – and allowed to – to give up national independence for the benefit of the EEC bodies in Brussels, is nonetheless alive.
Now the "plan" is this: "real" negotiations for the summer / fall, a negotiation period of 18 months, "full" membership in the "Community" from 1.1.1973.
The EEC activists are likely to face new disappointments. They don't have as many trumps in their sleeves as many newspapers try to imagine. This is due to both Norwegian and Nordic conditions, but primarily the UK's demonstrative uncertainty.
The British government is officially in favor of full membership. . .