Brexit bombshell: How Margaret Thatcher was forced to join ERM by ‘Europhiles’ in Cabinet

BREXIT is looming on the horizon, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to take the UK out of the EU by October 31 – deal or no deal – but the divisions we see today over Britain's relationship with Brussels are nothing new.

Britons decisively voted to leave the EU in the historic 2016 Brexit referendum – but some commentators have suggested the process for this started in the final years of Margaret Thatcher’s premiership. Now, unearthed documents show that she was essentially forced to join the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) in 1990 after pressure from Europhiles in her Cabinet. It was the UK’s involvement and subsequent crashing out of the ERM that is believed to be the birth of...
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2019-08-13 18:17
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