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Bob Worcester looks at the factors which were decisive in the 1975 referendum, and examines the lessons which we can learn for the .

Bob Worcester looks at the factors which were decisive in the 1975 referendum, and examines the lessons which we can learn for the Europe debate today. He analyses the confusing and often contradictory opinions which the British public hold on Europe – going behind the opinion poll headlines to show how public opinion works, how it can be shifted and how it has been badly mismanaged by British political leaders in the past. Robert M. Worcester is Chairman of MORI International, London, and is Visiting Professor of Government and a Governor at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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He won the October 1974 election, renegotiated with Brussels, put the deal before Parliament and then held the vote on 2 June . Image caption Business has learned lessons, not just from 1975 but also from Scotland's referendum.

He won the October 1974 election, renegotiated with Brussels, put the deal before Parliament and then held the vote on 2 June, 1975, with a deeply divided cabinet. Barbara Castle, then health secretary, summed up her disdain for the way the previous Conservative government had signed up the UK to the Common Market: "They lured us into the Market with the mirage of the market miracle.

As the Scottish referendum showed, winning the referendum is not enough, you also need to win the argument

As the Scottish referendum showed, winning the referendum is not enough, you also need to win the argument. 7: Set ministers free. The final lesson from 1975, particularly for Mr Cameron, relates to the wisdom of allowing ministers the freedom to differ. After the EEC vote, Wilson was able to bring back into the fold ministers such as Tony Benn and Michael Foot who had campaigned for 'No’, preventing a drain of talent from the government. Like Wilson, Mr Cameron also has a small majority and his Government includes Cabinet ministers who might well be inclined to take a different position.

The United Kingdom European Communities membership referendum, also known variously as the Referendum on the European Community (Common Market), the Common Market referendum and EEC membership referendum, took place under the provisions of the Refere.

The United Kingdom European Communities membership referendum, also known variously as the Referendum on the European Community (Common Market), the Common Market referendum and EEC membership referendum, took place under the provisions of the Referendum Act 1975 on 5 June 1975 in the United Kingdom to gauge support for the country's continued membership of the European Communities (EC) - often known at the time as the European Community and the Common Market - which it had entered two and a half.

Right from the start, the 1975 referendum pitted two very unequal armies . Robert Saunders is a lecturer in modern British history at Queen Mary University of London.

Right from the start, the 1975 referendum pitted two very unequal armies against one another. The ‘In’ campaign could call on almost all the leading figures in British politics – from Harold Wilson, Roy Jenkins and Shirley Williams on the left, to Ted Heath, Margaret Thatcher and Willie Whitelaw on the right. Business support for leaving was almost non-existent.

The 1975 referendum was held in a quite different climate from that of 2016 . Book of the week: Eliane Glaser on how authoritarians get an opening when party elites play with populist fires.

The 1975 referendum was held in a quite different climate from that of 2016, a climate of fear. While the Continent seemed to be thriving, Britain was the sick man of Europe. Robert Saunders, senior lecturer in modern British history at Queen Mary University of London, was born in Somerset, grew up in the West Country and read modern history at the University of Oxford. He stayed on for a master’s and a doctorate, taught both history and politics at a number of colleges and then moved to QMUL in 2013.


How to Win the Euro Referendum: Lessons from 1975 download epub
Politics & Government
Author: Robert M. Worcester
ISBN: 0953559890
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Publisher: Foreign Policy Centre (June 14, 2000)
Pages: 53 pages