Thatcher would have backed UK staying in EU: advisor

Lord Charles Powell said former prime minister Margaret Thatcher (pictured) would have backed David Cameron's new deal with the European UnionFormer prime minister Margaret Thatcher would have supported David Cameron’s draft renegotiation of Britain’s EU terms of membership, her closest advisor said Sunday. Lord Charles Powell said Thatcher, whose fevered hostility to Brussels in the latter part of her premiership led to her downfall in 1990, would have backed Cameron’s new deal with the European Union. Writing in The Sunday Times newspaper, Powell said Thatcher might have “raged more mightily” at Brussels than Cameron, the current Conservative leader and prime minister.

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