The EU 1972-1986

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When was the Treaty of Rome signed(by the UK)?
1972
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How many Lab MPs defied whips to vote with Heath?
69
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What is Parliament bound by?
EU Law
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Why has Parliamentary Sovereignty been retained (in theory)?
Because we can pull out of the EU, and on some issues there is the veto.
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When was the first referendum on whether to stay in the EU?
1975
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Which party held the first EU referendum?
Labour
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What was the majority for saying in?
2/3
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What year did Labour fight (and lose) an election campaign promising to pull out of the EU?
1983
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What year was the Single European Act?
1986
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Who signed the SEA?
Thatcher
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What key things did the SEA do?
Abolished the veto in areas connected with the Single Market and introduced Qualified Majority Voting
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