Saturday, December 21, 2013

Thatcher's 5 Principles for Liberty in Europe (1988)

In present speech delivered by Margaret Thatcher in 1988 she set out 5 principles for progress and liberty in Europe. It shows us how far today's EU has become removed from that ideal

Margaret Thatcher's historic speech delivered at Bruges, Belgium in September 1988.

Famously rejecting the centralised, unaccountable, federal Europe of Delors, Margaret Thatcher proposed instead a wider, decentralised, outward-looking democratic Europe of independent, freely- trading and cooperating nation states. Set set out five principles for Liberty: