Saturday, February 20, 2016

Quote of the day 20th February 2016

"In a newspaper article, Thatcher made what was really the winning argument.

'In politics,' she said, 'You have to consider "what is the alternative?" The European Economic Community or what?'

She ridiculed the idea that we would be able to get new trading treaties. "Now we have broken one treaty, we want you to give us another on a different basis - as a free trade area"."

(Danny Finkelstein in today's Times, referring to Margaret Thatcher's contribution to the remain campaign in the 1975 referendum,

I'm quoting this because these questions are worth asking today, not because I want to contribute to the irrelevant argument about how she would vote, were she still alive, in the referendum which was called today for June 23rd.)

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