Re: Of course they won't listen
but if memory serves, Labour was AGAINST joining, while the tories DID advise the public to vote for it.
Labour was split, about ⅔ the cabinet were in favour of the EC, but a significant part was opposed to it.
I SEEM to remember (but I'm not at al sure of this) Labour getting elected in the subsequent general election on the promice of tryong to reverse the decision to join
No, they campaigned on the promise of renegotiation and then a referendum on whether to stay in (and doesn't that sound familiar) but it wasn't a major issue in the election itself. During the referendum campaign the party was split. The general mood at the time, certainly in England, was that staying in the EC was preferable. It was the Scots & N. Irish who were more sceptical back then.