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Decision makers

Title
Decision makers
Genre
Interview; Documentary; Parliamentary debate
TX Date
1 Jul 1984
Year of production
1984
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Duration
00:20:08
Description
Decision Makers, presented by Terry Dignan. Is proportional representation the magic cure for Britain’s political ills? Supporters say the present voting system is unfair and should be changed; the scheme has not got strong cross-party backing from MPs, and the Prime Minister is opposed. Speaking are: Richard Holme; Patrick Dunleavy; SDP leader David Owen; Jack Straw; Robin Cook; Peter Hain; Simon Hughes; Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; John Biffen. Engineer: Dave Dawson.
Contributors
Margaret Thatcher; Peter Hain; Robin Cook; David Owen; Jack Straw; Dave Dawson; Terry Dignan; John Biffen; Simon Hughes; Richard Holme; Patrick Dunleavy
Keywords
Elections; Politics; Proportional representation; Electoral systems; Electoral reform

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