Speeches, Interviews & Other Statements

Margaret Thatcher

Message on press freedom

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Venue: Unknown
Source:
Journalist: Dennis Signy, Finchley Times
Editorial comments: See Finchley Times, 14 February 1975: "Mrs Thatcher sent this message to me within minutes of her success in Tuesday’s ballot for the leadership: "If Press freedom goes, democracy goes". Signy, editor of the Finchley Times, was publicising the view that NUJ closed shops threatened editorial freedom. ("Mrs Thatcher has been taking a keen interest in a complaint lodged against me with North London Branch of the National Union of Journalists by a junior indentured reporter".)
Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: nil
Themes: Media, Trade unions