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1979 Apr 16 Mo
Margaret Thatcher

Remarks visiting Bristol United Press (newspaper publishers)

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Document kind: Remarks
Venue: Bristol
Source: -
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: 2120-2320. The Western Daily Press, 17 April 1979, carries the story. Asked to try her hand at the linotype machine MT joked that she would have the whole place out on strike. Asked her views on the paper she replied: "We like it and we read it. It does represent this part of the country very well indeed. We think we should apply for a job here, it is such a cheerful place". The Bristol Evening Post also had coverage (17 April 1979) in which MT affirmed the importance she attached to the regional papers: "It is well-known in political circles that they are more carefully read than the big national dailies".
Importance ranking: Trivial
Word count: nil
Themes: Media