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1979 May 4 Fr
Margaret Thatcher

Remarks during election night ("an aura of calm")

Document type: speeches
Document kind: Remarks
Venue: Unknown
Source: Daily Telegraph , 5 May 1979
Journalist: Ann Morrow, Daily Telegraph , reporting
Editorial comments: Available on CD-ROM only. Time and place unknown; "at dawn". The Observer , 6 May 1979, quoted a series of remarks made during the night (source unknown). Shortly after 0300 she is supposed to have said: "It’s looking better all the time", and after 0400: "I’m feeling quite good now. I’m no longer cautiously optimistic, I’m optimistic". We attempted to trace Anne Morrow in order to clear permission to reproduce this article but were unable to do so.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 571
Themes: General Elections