Friday, 20 May 2016
Tales from the European Referendum - of 1975. No. 1. Ted Heath
Here I am interviewing former Prime Minister Ted Heath - the man who took Britain into Europe - during the referendum campaign of 1975. If you're impatient to hear my dulcet tones, they start at about 1 minute 15 seconds in.
In those days, the Conservative Party was solidly pro-European. How did they morph into today's little Englanders?
A shame Heath is not still around. He would have injected a bit of much needed fire into the pro-Europe camp. I would have loved seeing him lay into the Tory antis' Infamous Five - Johnson, Gove, Fox and a couple of others whose names escape me.