Interview with Jackson, RobertFrom the The European Commission 1973-1986. Memories of an institution Collection
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Recorded in 17 September 2011
Interview by Piers Ludlow
Educational background; circumstances of appointment; 1975 referendum campaign; Economic and Social Committee; rise of Mrs Thatcher; Soames' role in 1975 campaign; functioning of Soames' cabinet; Rhodesia; linguistic balance in Brussels; Britain's position in the EC; European Parliament; Greek entry; relations with the US; Alec Home; Maurice Macmillan; Edward Heath; William Whitelaw; Jim Prior; Christopher Soames; Chris Patten; Uwe Kitzinger; Clive Gibson; David Hannay; Adrian Fortescue; Graham Avery; Richard Hay; Michael Richardson; Christopher Tugendhat; Ian Gilmore; David Howell; Roy Jenkins; Margaret Thatcher; Basil de Ferranti; Winston Churchill; Reginald Maudling; Mark Schreiber; George Thomson; Jane Morton; Robert Renwick; Georges Pompidou; François-Xavier Ortoli; Riccardo Perrisich; Altiero Spinelli; Harold Macmillan; Walter Hallstein; Peter Kirk; Jean Lecanuet; John Prescott; Claus Dieter Ehlermann; Guido Brunner; Jean Schweb; Edgar Faure; Philippe de Margerie; Randolph Churchill; Henry Kissinger; Patrick Reilly