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Margaret Thatcher maintained a difficult relationship with Europe, but she was far from a figurehead for Euroscepticism.

Begg, Iain (2013) Margaret Thatcher maintained a difficult relationship with Europe, but she was far from a figurehead for Euroscepticism. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (17 Apr 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The funeral of Margaret Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister, is due to be held in London today. Reassessing her impact on Britain’s relationship with Europe, Iain Begg argues that she maintained a far more nuanced position on Europe than is commonly recognised. The image of a staunchly Eurosceptic Prime Minister is at odds with her support for the single European market and her assertion, in her 1988 Bruges speech, that the UK’s destiny is to be inside the European Community.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 15:11
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72693

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