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Split Between Britain, U.S. Seen as `Inevitable' Foreign policy: The Conservative Party chairman fears that a `less European' America will provide the wedge.
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Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Fisher, Dan
Date: Apr 19, 1990
Start Page: 10
Section: PART-A; Foreign Desk
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[Norman Tebbit] said he has been denounced as racist and added: "That's a very foolish thing to do, because if you say to a lot of people out there in the street that Tebbit is racist, they'll scratch the back of their head and say: `Well, so am I. If that's what being racist is, then I'm one as well.' "

Britain's population is about 95% Anglo-Saxon, but it has "very severe problems of integration in many areas," Tebbit said.

Britain's Conservative, or Tory, Party was long seen as the party of the elite, but Tebbit is the son of a pawnbroker and in the United States would be called a high school dropout. He quit school at age 16-a year beyond the legal minimum at the time-and joined the Royal Air Force, then became a commercial pilot. Britain's Sunday Times described him as "the closest the modern Conservatives have to a working-class hero."

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