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From the archive: Labour group seeks pledge to quit EEC - 6 June 1980

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

6 June 1980: Pro-Europe MPs fear that if a resolution to leave were adopted, they could find themselves tied to a policy they could neither accept nor support A formal demand for the Labour Party to commit itself to withdrawal from the EEC yesterday brought the party once more into open conflict on its most historically divisive issue. The split came after the Labour Common Market Safeguards Committee - a group supported by 100 Labour MPs - published a document stating roundly that the next Labour Government should be elected on a clear mandate to pull Britain out of the EEC.
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