Maastricht - The Prime Essential: Removing Margaret Thatcher
Thatcher in her own memoirs "The Downing Street Years" (Harper Collins page 759) describes her longstanding and continuing opposition to EMU as she prepared for and attended the Strasbourg EC Council meeting in December 1989:
An IGC was eventually agreed for December 1990, later to be joined by another on political union which all then came together yet another year later at the Maastricht Summit of December 1991, the outcome of which causes the almost pan-European miserywe are witnessing today.
Thatcher was removed from Downing Street before these IGC even began their deliberations. One of the tools for that removal was the ambitious Michael Heseltine, a brief read of whose Early Life and business dealings must have made him the perfect tool to those intent on removing Margaret Thatcher from office, an essential if the European federalists were to succed in neutering national democracies and imposing their chosen weapon of control, the Euro, all across the then 12 member states of the European Community.