It does mean the end of Britain as an independent European state. It means the end of a thousand years of history.
1962 On Britain joining the European Community. Labour Party conference speech, Oct.
Some of us will fight and fight again to save the party we love.We will fight and fight againtobring back sanityand honestyand dignity, so that our party, with its great past, may retain its glory and its greatness.Hugh Gaitskell
Let usnotforgetthat we cannevergofarther thanwe can persuade at least half the people to go.Hugh Gaitskell
In recent years, hours of work have been reduced, holidays have been increased, the age of entry into employment has gone up, and above all, our general health and expectation of life as a people have markedly improved. It is a natural corollary of these changes that we should work longer and retire later.Hugh Gaitskell