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EU Referendum 2016 - The UK and the European Project

In February 2016, Prime Minister David Cameron announced a referendum for the British people on whether the UK should stay a member of the European Union on 23rd June 2016. This is a crescendo to years of being referred to as the 'awkward partner' in Europe. The links and videos below will help you understand the history that has led to the referendum.

Britain & the EEC by Rodaidh McLaughlin

In an exclusive video for BRIT POLITICS, Rodaidh McLaughlin takes you through why Britain joined the European Economic Community in 1973

The growing power of Europe

Margaret Thatcher says 'No, No, No' as she warns MP's on 30 October 1990 over the growing powers of the institutions of Europe.

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