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City week special

City week special
Interview; Speech; Discussion; Parliamentary debate; Special
TX Date
Dec 1979
Year of production
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City Week Special. A look back at 1979 through the eyes of IRN’s Financial Unit, hosted by Douglas Moffitt. Topics covered include: the Conservative Government’s monetarist policies following its victory in the 1979 General Election; industrial unrest; incomes policy and wages; possible trade union reform; the Chancellor’s first budget; the economic recession. Speakers include: Dick Grace, Conti Commodities; James Callaghan, Labour leader and former Prime Minister; Sir John Methven, Confederation of British Industry (CBI); Eric Chalmers, Savory Milln brokers; Sir Geoffrey Howe, Chancellor; Peter Shore, Labour foreign affairs spokesman; Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister; Denis Healey, Shadow Chancellor; John Biffen, Chief Secretary to the Treasury; David Butman(?), oil analyst. Reporters include: Vivian White; Richard Bath; Peter Allen. Programme engineered by Paul Easton.
John Methven; James Callaghan; Geoffrey Howe; Margaret Thatcher; Peter Allen; Vivian White; Peter Shore; Denis Healey; Richard Bath; Paul Easton; John Biffen; Douglas Moffitt; Dick Grace; Eric Chalmers; David Butman(?)
Budgets; Elections; Trade unions; Government; Labour Party; Wages; Exports; Prices; Inflation; Taxation; Economics; Labour relations; Conservative Party; Monetary policy; Business; Incomes policy; Exchange rates; Surveys; Economic policy; Finance; Economic recession; International trade; Foreign exchange; General elections; Foreign aid; Economic forecasting; Currencies; Costs; Economic statistics; Financial markets; Commodities

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