Archive (BBC)

TV Interview for BBC Campaign ’79

Document type: Multimedia
Source: BBC Motion Gallery; copy in Thatcher MSS
Editorial comments: After 1400. Unfortunately this version of the interview omits the most famous section, in which MT said with great force: "I can't bear Britain in decline. I just can't. We who either defeated or rescued half Europe, who kept half Europe free, when otherwise it would be in chains. And look at us now." Text of the piece, including the omitted words, can be read here.
Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 3776
Themes: Autobiographical comments, Conservatism, General Elections, Monetary policy, Labour Party & socialism, Media, Women, Famous statements by MT

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