Margaret Thatcher

Speech to Conservative Party Conference [film]

Document type: Multimedia
Venue: Conference Centre, Brighton
Source: Harvey Thomas MSS; copy now in Thatcher MSS
Editorial comments:

The film cuts out briefly at 34m54s then resumes at an earlier point: the whole speech is present, but some material repeats. (Go forward to 1m0450s to miss the repeated material.) MT spoke without an autocue. She began her speech at 1430. At 1525 she left to visit the wounded at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. A full transcript of the speech as delivered can be read here.

Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 4659
Themes: Health policy, Social security & welfare, Society, Agriculture, Employment, Industry, Privatized & state industries, Public spending & borrowing, Trade unions, Strikes & other union action, Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (Asia), European Union Budget, Local government, Science & technology, Transport, Defence (general), Terrorism, Northern Ireland, British Constitution (general discussions), Law & order, Conservative Party (organization), Labour Party & socialism, Famous statements by MT

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