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Parliament and European integration: postwar MPs and their memories of a long history

Peplow, Emma and Pivatto, Priscila (2020) Parliament and European integration: postwar MPs and their memories of a long history. British Politics and Policy at LSE (21 Aug 2020). Blog Entry.

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Emma Peplow and Priscila Pivatto draw on oral history interviews with postwar MPs to highlight their diverse political experiences in Parliament, particulalry with regards to the question of Europe. I was always pro-European […] but if you think back to the late ’80s and early ’90s you’ve got a new situation where the Tory Party is quarrelling over Europe, split over Europe, […] John Major finding it difficult to handle it. I have allies in the Tory Party like Kenneth Clarke. My own party is a bit split on the issue. I know that the new generation, [Tony] Blair, [Gordon] Brown and [Peter] Mandelson, I know that they are pro-European instinctively but they’re not going to risk much on it, either electorally, because they know it’s a fifty-fifty issue, but also because it splits the Labour Party. Giles Radice, Labour 1973-2001

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2020 13:33
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2021 23:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106412

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