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Artist or CreatorEmmwood [John Musgrave-Wood]
Title or Caption"Futile Fanfare"
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Mail
Date08 Jan 1973
Embedded text or transcript"We mean business " Labour's Little Englander Policy Peep! E.E.C.
Person DepictedWilson; Harold (1916-1995)
Heath; Edward (1916-2005)
Pompidou; Georges (1911-1974)
Implied text'Fanfare for Europe' was a programme of activities to celebrate Britain's entry into
the European Economic Community. Speeches: "We mean business in a political sense because over
the next year, the next 10 years, the next 20 years, the unity of Europe is going to be forged,
and geography, history, interest and sentiment alike demand that we play our part in forging it -
and working it. ...." Harold Wilson spoke at the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe
on Britain's approach to enter the Common Market, 24 Jan 1967.
NotesNews: 5 Jan: Mr Wilson, Leader of the Opposition, spoke on the BBC television programme,
"Midweek" about the government's expenditure of £350,000 on the Fanfare for Europe celebrations
when more than half the country was opposed to the terms of Britain's entry into the EEC. He said
it would have been better if the money had been given to the thalidomide children, or a day's
holiday. [The Times]
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Labour Party
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