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Introduction
Britain & the European Union
British Entry into Europe
How the European Union Works
The European Commission
The European Council
The European Parliament
The European Court of Justice
The Impact of Europe on British Politics
Ideas of Europeanisation
Central Government
Parliament
Local Government & devolved governments
Political Parties
Interest Groups
Trade Unions
Mrs Thatcher & Europe
John Major & the Maastricht Treaty
Labour accepts Europe - the new Labour Governments 1997-2010
The development of Euroscepticism
The Coalition & Europe
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University 18 Yrs + | Britain & Europe

The Impact of Europe on British Politics

The name of the Community was officially called the European Economic Community (EEC) when Britain joined in 1972, though it was often called the Common Market in the media.

It was, by the late 80s, often called the European Community (EC) but in 1993, after Maaastricht, the name became the European Union (EU). To avoid confusion EU is used throughout in the following sections, regardless of the time period.

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