On January 1, 1973, the British flag was hoisted outside the Community’s headquarters in Brussels, and in Britain there occurred a series of celebrations under the title ‘Fanfare for Europe’ to usher in a new era. The Fanfare was not to everyone’s liking — Mr Wilson for one declined to have any truck with it — and at the great dinner in Hampton Court the retiring President of the Commission, Sicco Mansholt, also rather cut across the mood of official optimism by pointing to what he saw as serious shortcomings in the Community’s structure and policies.
KeywordsLabour Government British Government Labour Party British People Summit Meeting
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