24th April post about Harold MacMillan. Query was why he seems to be forgotten even though there is still concern about Churchill.
I have now found some dates around EFTA (European Free Trade Association) from Blackwell Reference.
EFTA could never be a substitute for the EEC, with its population of 170 million and so, only seven months after EFTA came into being in May 1960, Harold macmillan , the British Prime Minister, decided that he would try to take Britain into the EEC. Rebuffed twice by de gaulle , Britain and Denmark finally left EFTA in 1972 in order to join the eec (Portugal also left in 1985 for the same purpose).
So it took a while to get out of alternatives to EEC ( later EU ) and back to negotiation. How far back will the Conservatives travel and will they then start to return? Unfair question probably but I still think this era is less studied than it could be.