The shocking news circulating today is that back in 1980 under Margaret Thatchers reign, 65% wanted to leave to EU, With only 26% keen to stay.
The Iron Lady may be more famous for her “No! No! No!” speech towards the end of her time as Prime Minister, in which she blasted the idea of further political integration, However she did in some ways ignore the views of Eurosceptics by refusing to consider leaving the bloc in the early Eighties.
While Mrs Thatcher’s famed rebate in 1984 tipped the scales back in favour, it is worth noting that this huge majority was not considered a mandate for another referendum.