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1988 Sep 20 Tu
Margaret Thatcher

Speech to the College of Europe ("The Bruges Speech") [film]

Document type: multimedia
Document kind: Speech
Venue: Bruges Belfrey, Bruges
Source: College of Europe Archive
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: Embargoed until 1730. MT had planned to use an autocue, but the layout of the venue - a hall with scarcely anyone in front of her, the audience flanking her on either side - made autocue inappropriate, so she spoke from a paper text, which may be read here.
Importance ranking: Key
Word count: -
Themes: Agriculture, British Constitution (general discussions), Civil liberties, Defence (general), Employment, Trade, European Union (general), European Union Budget, Economic, monetary & political union, European Union Single Market, Foreign policy (Central & Eastern Europe), Foreign policy (development, aid, etc), Foreign policy (USA), Northern Ireland, Race, immigration, nationality, Terrorism, Famous statements by MT

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