1980s/1990s Britain

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Thatcher's famous quote?
"the lady's not for turning" - 1981
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1979 manifesto?
tough on law and order, supportive of police
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Example of a wet and dry in her cabinet?
Willie Whitelaw = wet Home Sec, Geoffrey Howe = dry Chllr
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Gang of four names?
David Owen, Roy Jenkins, Shirley Williams, Bill Rodgers
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Which seats did the SDP win?
Williams won Crosby by election 1981, traditional Tory seat
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How much of the vote did the tories win in 1983?
42%, 144 seat majority
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What % of votes did SDP/Lab win in 1983?
SDP = 25%, Labour only 27.6%
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When did hunger strikes begin and how many died?
1980, 9 died plus Bobby Sands
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When and where did the IRA bomb in 1984, and how many died?
Oct 1984, Grand Hotel Brighton, 5 killed
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How many protested against the Hillsborough/Anglo-Irish Agreement?
200k in Belfast led by Ian Paisley
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When was the Hyde Park bombing and how many died?
July 1982, 11 soldiers dead
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What happened between the IRA ands SAS?
SAS killed 8 IRA volunteers in 1987
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How was the economy in 1980?
over 2 million unemployed, inflation above 15%
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What happened to top rate income tax?
fell from 83% to 40%
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What happened to VAT?
8% to 15% 1979
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Which councils rebelled against rate capping?
Sheffield and Liverpool
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What did Thatcher raise to control inflation?
Interest raised to 17% 1979, led to recession
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Inflation in 1980 and 1990?
inflation at 22% in 1980, still in double figures in 1990
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Unemployment in the 1980s?
over 3 million between 1983 and 1987, 13.5% of workforce!
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Where was unemployment 25%
Liverpool
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How much did the enterprise allowance scheme give to the unemployed?
£40 a week to start a business
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When was the Big Bang?
27th October 1986
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List of privatisation of companies
1979 British Petroleum, 1984 British Telecom (very successful), 1986 British Gas (biggest share offer in history)
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How much did the no. of shareholders increase?
from 3m to 9m 1970-1990
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How did job losses differ depending on region?
West Midlands saw over 300k job losses, the South East over 70k job losses (7 year period)
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What did Howe say to Thatcher in 1981?
Liverpool could be left to 'managed decline'
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Where and when were there riots?
1981 riots in Brixton, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds
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How many bought their council houses using right to buy?
2 million by 1988
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When was the Poll Tax introduced in England?
1990
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How many didn't pay the Poll Tax?
up to 30% in some areas
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How did people protest against Poll Tax?
March 1990 demo in Trafalgar Sq, more than 200k attend, over 300 arrested
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When was the first meeting between Gorbachev and Thatcher?
1984
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How many attended the CND 1983 London march?
200k
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How many cabinet ministers resigned over Europe?
3
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How much of a rebate did Thatcher want from the EEC?
wanted £730m but settled for £580m
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When was it agreed to build the Channel Tunnel?
1986
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When and what was the Single European Act?
1986, aimed to remove barriers to trade and movement, changed assembly into the European Parliament, made free market in Europe a reality
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When was the Westland affair?
1986
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