The Bruges Speech set Margaret Thatcher apart from Geoffrey Howe, her pro-European Foreign Secretary. Her Ministers wanted the UK in the European Exchange Rate Mechanism. Once we joined, Thatcher’s response to Jacques Delors increasing push for further Monetary Union led her to make a speech in Parliament that was the final straw for Howe. 1,455 more words
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The Remain campaign are going to tell lots of apocalyptic, scaremongering and false tales about how leaving the European Union would destroy the NHS. But that does not mean that Brexit campaigners should stoop to their level… 1,277 more words
Poll Tax riots and Geoffrey Howe’s resignation speech, finally cost Margaret Thatcher her Premiership.
Thatcher at 40%, had the second lowest average approval of any post-war Prime Minister (PM) and she was always less popular than her Party. 354 more words
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Chancellor: I shall place duty of 100 per cent of purchase price on the following: wheelchairs, white sticks, false limbs, glass eyes and diarrhoea medicine. Observers will notice that I have deliberately chosen to penalise those members of the community who can’t hit back.