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Belgrano and Ponting affair

Title
Belgrano and Ponting affair
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
17 Feb 1985
Year of production
1985
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Duration
00:07:14
Description
Report on an upcoming Parliamentary debate on the Ponting affair and resignation of Clive Ponting from his senior civil servant position. Includes interview with Labour MP Tam Dalyell about the resignation and the controversial sinking of ARA General Belgrano during the Falklands War which Ponting had leaked documents on. Male presenter not identified (poss. Peter Deeley).
Contributors
Tam Dalyell; Peter Deeley?
Keywords
Shipwrecks; Politics; Margaret Thatcher; UK; Right to information; Civil service; Civil servants; Trials; Falklands War (1982); Argentina; Warships; Neil Kinnock; Clive Ponting; Resignation (employee); Official Secrets Act; Political scandals; Belgrano

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