Thatcher on Dec. 05, 1986, as she chairs the EEC Economic Summit held in London's Queen Elizabeth Conference Hall.
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Would late Margaret Thatcher have voted for or against Britain's EU membership? Iron Lady is pitting Conservatives against each other from beyond the grave ahead of a referendum expected this year. The publication of the document was a response to a private letter from 1993 uncovered by veteran Euroskeptic MP Bill Cash in which Thatcher underlined her opposition to the EU's Maastricht Treaty.The back and forth over Europe within the governing Conservative Party is nothing new and the issue helped undermine Thatcher's own position when she was forced out after 11 years in power in 1990 .Thatcher was initially supportive of Europe – a photo of her during the campaign for a 1975 EEC membership referendum shows her in a colorful jumper emblazoned with member states' flags.Thatcher, who was prime minister between 1979 and 1990, died in 2013 at the age of 87 .
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