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The year at Westminster, 1978

Title
The year at Westminster, 1978
Genre
News report; Interview; Vox pop; Speech; Special
TX Date
Dec 1978
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:37:23
Description
Highlights of the past year in politics, including the speculation over a general election; the row over pay policy which led to the Winter of Discontent; immigration controls; economic sanctions on Rhodesia; the survival of the Liberal Party; the government of Northern Ireland; parliamentary broadcasting; Scottish and Welsh devolution. Speakers include Prime Minister James Callaghan; George Thomas, Speaker of the House of Commons; Roy Hattersley, Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection; Sir Geoffrey Howe, Shadow Chancellor; Tom Jackson, General Secretary of the Union of Post Office Workers; Chancellor Denis Healey; Hugh Scanlon, retiring president of the Amalgamated Engineering Union; Enoch Powell MP, Ulster Unionist; Sir Timothy Kitson MP, Conservative; Edward Heath, former leader of the Conservative Party; Margaret Thatcher, Leader of the Opposition; John Davies, former Conservative Foreign Affairs spokesman; David Steel, leader of the Liberal Party; Jeremy Thorpe, former leader of the Liberal Party; the Queen; John Stokes MP, Conservative; Alex Lyon MP, Labour; Stan Thorne, Labour; Dennis Skinner MP, Labour; George Cunningham MP, Labour; John Smith MP, Labour; Winnie Ewing MP, Scottish National Party; Tam Dalyell MP, Labour; Peter Thorneycroft, Conservative Party Chairman. Male reporter not identified (poss. Ed Boyle). Two short breaks in audio.
Contributors
James Callaghan; Geoffrey Howe; Margaret Thatcher; Edward Heath; David Steel; Peter Thorneycroft; Roy Hattersley; George Thomas; Jeremy Thorpe; Queen Elizabeth II; Denis Healey; Tom Jackson; Enoch Powell; Dennis Skinner; Alex Lyon; George Cunningham; Tam Dalyell; John Smith; John Davies; Hugh Scanlon; Ed Boyle?; Winnie Ewing; Timothy Kitson; John Stokes; Stanley Thorne
Keywords
Elections; Politics; Trade unions; Government; Inflation; Wage policy; TUC; Parliament; Interethnic relations; Referenda; Immigration; Scotland; Unemployment; Public sector; Fiscal policy; Economic sanctions; Devolution; Rhodesia; Wales; General elections; Devolution referenda; Private sector

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