British sovereignty and the EEC, 1971

This brief, prepared by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, was designed to reassure people that membership of the EEC would not affect British sovereignty. Despite Edward Heath's enthusiasm to join the EEC, many people feared that important decisions affecting Britain would no longer be taken by democratically elected politicians at Westminster but by bureaucrats in Brussels.
Catalogue reference: PREM 15/381 (16 July 1971)

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