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1979 Feb 16 Fr
Margaret Thatcher

Remarks visiting Holmes Chapel (pharmaceuticals factory)

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Document kind: Remarks
Venue: Fissons Pharmaceuticals, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire
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Editorial comments: Early morning. The Knutsford Guardian, 22 February 1979, reports that MT spent 90 minutes seeing the packaging lines and chatting to workers. She showed particular interest in the anti-asthma drug Intal and said the sterile packing rooms were "like something out of James Bond". One worker presented her with a paper rosette which was not quite the right shade of blue. "It is lovely all the same," commented MT. Later she revealed her philosophy about illness - the body should be given every chance to heal itself. MT made this visit after a severely delayed rail journey and very little sleep (see Speech to Knutsford Conservatives).
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