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When we voted ‘yes’ to Europe

Margaret Thatcher and the Express were unlikely supporters of the early European project

By Alex Dean   May 2018
Margaret Thatcher in 1975, the year when she campaigned to keep us in Europe

Margaret Thatcher in 1975, the year when she campaigned to keep us in Europe

Brexit is generating endless daily headlines, but it can sometimes help us understand the issue if we step back for a moment and consider the history. Robert Saunders’s new book provides us with a perfect opportunity to reflect on the long, turbulent story of Europe in British politics.

Three years after Edward Heath signed us up in 1972, the electorate was asked whether…

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