En juin 1967, le mensuel français Le Monde diplomatique analyse les liens entre le Royaume-Uni et le Commonwealth un mois après le dépôt, le 11 mai, de la seconde demande d'adhésion du Royaume-Uni aux Communautés européennes.
‘1967 — “The 1944 landing wasn’t easy either.” — England applies for accession to the European Community against de Gaulle’s wishes.’ In 1967, despite reluctance on the part of the French President, Charles de Gaulle, the United Kingdom repeats its application for accession to the European Economic Community (EEC).
Following the United Kingdom’s second application for accession to the European Communities (EC), in order to prepare for the future cooperation of the Commonwealth countries with the EC, Ken Gallagher from the Commonwealth Relations Office sends Noel Salter from the Commonwealth Secretariat two memoranda on the different types of association agreement with the EC.
On 27 November 1967, General de Gaulle, President of the French Republic, holds a press conference at the Élysée Palace in which he renews and explains his opposition to the United Kingdom’s accession to the European Communities.
On 27 November 1967, General de Gaulle holds a press conference at the Élysée Palace during which he restates and explains his opposition to the United Kingdom’s accession to the European Common Market.
On 29 November 1967, commenting on the veto on British accession repeated two days earlier by General de Gaulle during a press conference in Paris, Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister refutes each of the arguments put forward by opponents of the United Kingdom’s accession to the European Communities.
On 19 December 1967, following the meeting of the Six in Brussels, the Council of the European Communities issues a communiqué reporting on the Council’s failure to reach agreement on the continuation of the accession negotiations.
On 20 December 1967, the European Commission calls on the Six to reach agreement on the continuation of the negotiations for the United Kingdom’s accession to the EEC following the disagreement that occurred the previous day in the Council.
On 25 December 1967, the French weekly magazine L’Express analyses reactions to France’s opposition to British accession to the EEC, a position that it restated at the meeting of the Council held on 19 December.