THUMBS UP FOR THE COMMON MARKET
Fast forward to 33.00 for James Mossman interviewing Mr Heath (Leader of the Opposition) on Panorama
M O N D A Y, 2 3 J A N
I revised German at home the rest of the day but couldn’t concentrate and didn’t do the compo. I just listened to a lot of French radio and heard Sonny and Cher’s new song, The Beat Goes On. It’s fantastic.
Panorama was on the Common Market. James Mossman (Mummy’s favourite) went over to France and asked lots of French people’s views on it (French people are marvellous at speaking English). Daddy says it's not surprising De Gaulle doesn't want us in, we'd be a hindrance more than a help, and besides that De Gaulle doesn't really think Britain is European enough to put her whole heart and soul into being a member. It's quite true - Britain is horribly insular, I really can't see us being part of the CM for a long time, which is a terrible pity.
I’m still not any clearer about the Common Market - I only know it'd be the best thing for Britain if we joined.