Brexiteers slap down Guy Verhofstadt after Twitter dig ‘Still bitter!’ | Politics | News | Express.co.uk


BREXITEERS have slapped down Guy Verhofstadt after he made a dig about Brexit in a Twitter post.

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Secret document kept TRUTH EU British public for 30 years FCO30/1048 | Politics | News | Express.co.uk


As Theresa May prepares to face delegates at arguably the most fiercely divided Tory Party Conference for a generation in Birmingham next week Express.co.uk examines the legacy of one of the most important documents in British political history.

Almost all of the shocking predictions – from the loss of British sovereignty, to monetary union and the over-arching powers of European courts – have come true.

But damningly for Tory Prime Minister Edward Heath, and all those who kept quiet about the findings in the early 70s, the document, known as FCO30/1048, was locked away under Official Secrets Act rules for almost five decades.

The classified paper, dated April 1971, suggested the Government should keep the British public in the dark about what EEC membership means predicting that it would take 30 years for voters to realise what was happening by which time it would be too late to leave.

That last detail was the only thing the disgraceful paper – prepared for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) – got wrong.

 

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