Re: Of course they won't listen
"Thatcher only wrangled her way in because she was convinced the easiest way to keep it in check was to get inside and veto anything they didn't like."
Look, I know facts have a nasty habit of getting in the way of a rant but UK joined the EEC as it then was in 1973. Thatcher won her first general election in 1979. I don't think even the most determined alternative-facter would argue that 1979 came before 1973, at least not this side of 1BC.