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UK joining up with Europe - 40 years in the EEC (EU)

Britain joined the EEC - later the EC and now EU - 40 years ago and the Daily Politics looked into the archives to see how some people looked forward to political links across the English Channel in the 1970s.

Adam Fleming spoke to Sir Stephen Wall, UK ambassador to the EU, 1995-2000, about how attitudes in the UK have changed over the last four decades.

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