Margaret Thatcher with her successor and prime minister at the time John Major at a Conservative Party conference in October 1994. Photo: Reuters

Former UK PM John Major’s cabinet considered having an EU referendum in 1994, papers reveal

  • Declassified records show officials considered a vote about leaving the bloc due to rising scepticism about Europe
  • A top sceptic was Margaret Thatcher, who described the EU as ‘an enormous and unacceptable transfer of responsibility away from national parliaments’
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Margaret Thatcher with her successor and prime minister at the time John Major at a Conservative Party conference in October 1994. Photo: Reuters
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