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Speeches, 1981-01 - 1982-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 4/1/15

Scope and Contents

Annotated texts of speeches by JEP on subjects including: Britain's membership of the European Economic Community and Common Market, including the European Convention on human rights, the views of the Prime Minister [Margaret Thatcher] and the Common Fisheries Policy; international exchange rates; inflation and interest rates; the nuclear deterrent and the role of the United Nations for peace; Government hostility against the Ulster Unionist Party, the Northern Ireland Assembly, IRA terrorism, interventions from the United States, devolution, retaining the Union, the 1981 local elections, communications with the British mainland and prison reform for Ulster; elected local government; the Falklands War, including the position of the United States in the war and American interference in international affairs, and the European perspective; the gospels, particularly relating to war; repatriation of immigrants and race relations; the balance of payments; memorial address for Sir Ronald Bell; interference in international affairs, particularly in Poland; low industrial productivity and the budget deficit; George Borrow; unemployment; defence policy; JEP's support for Margaret Thatcher; nationality legislation.

Also includes: copies of human rights legislation, including the European Convention for the protection of human rights; summary of reports from Conservative Political Centre discussion groups on race issues, with covering letter from Timothy Raison [Minister of State, Home Office].

Dates

  • 1981-01 - 1982-12

Conditions Governing Access

The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.

Extent

5 file(s)

Language of Materials

English

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