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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
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
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Themes:Agriculture, British constitution (general discussions), Civil liberties, Defence (general), Employment, Trade, European Union (general), European Union Budget, Economic, monetary and political union, European Union Single Market, Foreign policy (Central and Eastern Europe), Foreign policy (development, aid, etc), Foreign policy (USA), Northern Ireland, Race, immigration, and nationality, Terrorism, Famous statements by MT