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Thatcher on green pound

Title
Thatcher on green pound
Genre
Speech
TX Date
24 Jan 1978
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:03:33
Description
Speech by Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher to the National Farmers Union. She defends her party’s stance on the green pound (exchange rate used by Europe for conversion of agricultural prices to sterling) to improve prices for farmers, at a National Farmers Union dinner. She comments on why they forced a debate and vote in the House of Commons.
Further information
http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=103602
Contributors
Margaret Thatcher
Keywords
Politics; Agriculture; EEC; Farming; UK; Conservative Party; Agricultural policy; NFU; Farmers; Price policy; Currency devaluation; Europe; Food prices

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