Edward Heath — Cheerleader for Europe

  • Dick Leonard


In 1916, within four months of each other, were born the two men who, half a century later, were to face each other for ten years as rival party leaders and contest four general elections. They came from similar social backgrounds, but different geographical regions which were strongly to mark their characters — Wilson from Yorkshire, Edward Heath from Kent, where he grew up in the seaside town of Broadstairs, from where, on a clear day, he could see the coast of France. Continental Europe was a living reality to him from his earliest days.


European Economic Community Direct Rule Civil Service Examination Parliamentary Majority Traditional Public School 
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© Dick Leonard 2005

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