Friday, 16 May 2014

Cameron less communitaire than Major

I happened to turn up my copy of the Conservative Manifesto for Wales 1997 yesterday. It was interesting to compare attitudes to Europe then and now. Major was then, and Cameron is now, opposed to the Social Chapter and the euro, but Major was rather more in favour of co-operation within the Union:

Our priorities for Europe's development will be enlargement of the Community, completion of the single market, reform of the European Court of Justice, and further strengthening of the role of national parliaments. We will seek more co-operation between national governments on areas of common interest - defence, foreign policy and the fight against international crime and drugs.

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