Brexit: Was The Iron Lady’s Warning of EU ‘Superstate’ Correct?

You’ve already seen this coming if you’ve been following this website the last few years.

 

You have not anchored Germany to Europe,… You have anchored Europe to a newly dominant, unified Germany. In the end, my friends, you’ll find it will not work.

– Margaret Thatcher

 

Britain is continuing to debate its role and its participation within the European Union in preparation for a major vote on whether to leave the union altogether. There are indications that the referendum – known as Brexit – is likely to be held in 2016.

It could be argued that Britain was always a reluctant participant in the European experiment fearing for their sovereignty and independence.

As Margaret Thatcher warned back in 1988 “We have not successfully rolled back the frontiers of the state in Britain, only to see them reimposed at a European level, with a European superstate exercising a new dominance from Brussels”.

According to David McWilliams writing in the Irish Independent today, “Mrs Thatcher’s concerns were bang on the money as far as Britain is concerned” and that famous euro-sceptic Thatcher speech in 1988 is remarkably consistent with the British government position today.

Full article: Brexit: Was The Iron Lady’s Warning of EU ‘Superstate’ Correct? (GoldCore)

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