EVENT: Gresham College – Learning from History? The 1975 Referendum on Europe

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Britain held her first national referendum in 1975 – on whether we should remain in the European Communities, forerunner of the European Union, which we had joined in 1973. The result was a two to one majority for staying in. Party attitudes were almost the opposite to what they are today. The Labour government favoured staying in, but the party in the Commons and in the country did not. The Conservatives were enthusiastically for staying in. The nationalists in Scotland and Wales favoured leaving.’

Date: 23rd May 2016, 6.00pm

Location: Museum of London

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.