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1970 Feb 25 We
Margaret Thatcher

Speech to Finchley Redbourne Townswomen’s Guild

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Venue: Redbourne Hall, Finchley
Source: Finchley Press, 6 March 1970
Editorial comments: 1945.
Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: 168
Themes: Civil liberties, Media

M.P. speaks of new problems

Poverty and ignorance were once the problems of democracy, but to-day, there were problems of a different kind, said Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, M.P., at the Finchley Redbourne (Evening) Towns-women's Guild meeting. In Redbourne Hall, Finchley Central, on Wednesday last week.

“We are living in a changing society in which the tremendous development of mass media plays no small part,” commented Mrs. Thatcher.

On freedom of speech and the right of minorities. Mrs. Thatcher said a new problem of democracy was how far the minority should be allowed to disrupt the majority. She mentioned the student revolt.

Mrs. Thatcher was introduced by Miss B. W. Savill, the chairman, who presided. Mrs. P. Baer proposed the vote of thanks.

A floral arrangement competition was won by Mrs. O. S. Winkworth and Miss D. Bartram.