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1979 Apr 28 Sa
Margaret Thatcher

Speech to Enfield Conservatives

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Document kind: Speech
Venue: Ponders End Conservative Club, Derby Road, Enfield, North London
Source: Observer, 29 April 1979
Journalist: Adam Raphael, Observer, reporting
Editorial comments: Available on CD-ROM only. 1030-1100 MT was scheduled to meet party workers and to give a "short address" from the steps of the Conservative Club. The Enfield Gazette, 3 May 1979, has a report. MT decribed the visit as a trip into "enemy territory", though she received a warm welcome from her audience at the local Conservative Club. She spoke on the theme of time for a change. "In spite of the promises the record of the last Labour Government is one of the worst in post-war history. If they have all the answers now isn’t it astonishing that they didn’t put them into effect over the past five years?" MT pledged to protect pensions from rising prices and to maintain the annual Christmas bonus, to end the taxation of war widows’ pensions and to reduce taxation on earnings related pensions. She posed the question: who would benefit from voting Conservative? Her answer: "Everyone who is prepared to put their backs into their j
Importance ranking: Trivial
Word count: 510
Themes: General Elections, Labour Party & socialism