2016 – 085 Statement by Peter Thorneycroft on 1972 ECAct when Chairman of the Conservative party

No government dependent on a democratic vote
could possibly agree in advance to the sacrifice that any
adequate (European) plan must involve. The British people
must be led slowly and unconsciously into the abandonment
of their traditional economic defences..”

Peter Thorneycroft, later Chancellor of the Exchequer and Chairman of the Conservative party

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