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1985 Oct 8 Tu
Margaret Thatcher

Remarks on murder of PC Keith Blakelock (Broadwater Farm riot)

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Document kind: Remarks
Venue: Imperial Hotel, Blackpool
Source: ITN Archive: OUP transcript
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: Morning.
Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: 130
Themes: Law & order, Terrorism

MT

Good morning, good morning.

Man

Have a good conference.

MT

Thank you very much.

Journalist

Prime Minister, would you like to express your concern for PC Blakelock who died in Tottenham?

MT

Concern? We are all horrified. This is a new depth of terrorism. And, as the Home Secretary said, we have to fight it with all the means at our disposal and everything else.

Journalist

Are you concerned for your own safety, Prime Minister?

MT

I am very well looked after. We now, we all here, take risks and we shall continue to take them.