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.

 http://www.macearchive.org/Archive/Title/atv-today-05051975-edward-heath-in-birmingham/MediaEntry/23086.html

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. 


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