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CBI conference - Leon Brittan criticises Thatcher over Europe

Title
CBI conference - Leon Brittan criticises Thatcher over Europe
Genre
News report; Speech
TX Date
20 Nov 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:01:50
Description
James Matthews reports on criticism of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher by Sir Leon Brittan, Vice-President of the European Commission, for her reluctance to join the European Monetary System. The comments came in a speech at the CBI conference in Harrogate where he blamed the Prime Minister’s stance for Britain’s current economic slump. The conference also included comments stressing the need for new infrastructure, and action on environmental issues. Includes statements by Leon Brittan; Sir Christopher Foster, CBI; Chris Patten, Environment Secretary.
Contributors
Chris Patten; Leon Brittan; James Matthews; Christopher Foster
Keywords
Government; Margaret Thatcher; EEC; UK; Great Britain; Conservative Party; Yorkshire; CBI; Business; Conferences; Prime ministers; Environment; Europe; Harrogate; Single currency (Europe); International monetary systems; Cabinet ministers; EMS; Transport infrastructure

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