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Robert Reid’s speech on railways provokes political storm

Title
Robert Reid’s speech on railways provokes political storm
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
9 Jan 1990
Year of production
1990
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Duration
00:03:35
Description
George Matheson reports on Labour Party claims that retiring British Rail Chairman Sir Robert Basil (Bob) Reid’s speech at the Chartered Institute of Transport contained an attack on the Government’s transport policy. With explanantion of his comments from Reid; comment from Labour transport spokesman John Prescott; Transport Secretary Cecil Parkinson.
Contributors
Cecil Parkinson; John Prescott; George Matheson; Robert Basil Reid
Keywords
Government; Labour Party; British Rail; Conservative Party; Railways; Railway transport; Political parties; Party politics; Railway services; Railway management; Transport policy; Railway companies; Robert Reid; Railways legislation

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