Karl Theodor Zu Guttenberg | GZero World
“The British Prime Minister started expressing doubts about the European Union during a speech in the Belgian city of Bruges in 1988. The now famous “”Bruges speech”” is seen by many as the spark which ignited the anti-European movement within Britain’s Conservative party. Susan Hulme has been speaking to Sir Stephen Wall who wrote an early version of the speech and to David McWilliams who was a student in the audience at the College of Europe when Mrs Thatcher spoke.
(Photo: Margaret Thatcher giving her “”Bruges speech”” at the College of Europe in 1988. Credit: Press Association/Fiona Hanson)”