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Edwina Currie annoys pensioners

Title
Edwina Currie annoys pensioners
Genre
News report; Vox pop; Speech
TX Date
21 Sep 1988
Year of production
1988
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Duration
00:02:10
Description
Nicola Gibson report on a controversial speech by Health Minister, Edwina Currie, to pensioners at a meeting in Reading; annoyed old people’s pressure groups by advising pensioners to get ready for winter now by buying long johns, knitting scarves and gloves, and getting grandchildren to buy woolly caps as early Christmas presents. Includes conversation with angry pensioner.
Contributors
Edwina Currie; Nicola Gibson
Keywords
Health services; NHS; Speeches; Pensioners (older people); Edwina Currie; Winter

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