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Charles Powell: Margaret Thatcher had failure and success in Europe—but she was right to stand up for Britain

Thatcher’s foreign affairs private secretary says his former boss was right to stand up to leaders on the continent

By Charles Powell  

Photo: PA/PA Archive/PA Images

Last month Charles Powell gave a lecture on Margaret Thatcher, for whom he worked for eight years. It took place at Hertford College, Oxford, and his focus was her relationship with Europe. You can read the full talk below, and watch it here. The lecture is part of a series on prime ministers since Thatcher and their relationships with the continent. The talk on Gordon Brown is online already, and we…

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