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Robert Lister Nicholls

Common Market and subsequently appointed fellow anti-Marketeer George Gale as editor (Blake, 1978 ). The Spectator was owned by the pro-European Ian Gilmour from 1959 to 1967 and as a result the editorial reflected his views on Common Market membership. The left-leaning newspapers the Daily Mirror and the Guardian were all pro-Europe from 1959–1984, whilst the Labour supporting weekly Tribune was consistent throughout in its opposition to Britain's membership of the Community. The left-wing New Statesman reflects the change of position

in The British political elite and Europe, 1959–1984