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45 May 8 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] VE Day
45 Jul 5 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election: Labour Government formed (146 majority)
45 Aug 6 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Hiroshima destroyed by A-bomb
45 Aug 16 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] VJ Day
49 Jan 31 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Margaret Roberts selected Conservative candidate for Dartford
50 Feb 23 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election: Labour Government formed (5 majority)
51 Oct 25 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election: Conservative Government formed (13 majority)
51 Dec 13 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Marriage of Margaret Roberts and Denis Thatcher
53 Dec 1 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] MT took her bar finals
55 Apr 5 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Churchill resigned as Prime Minister; Eden succeeded
55 May 26 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election: Conservative Government formed (58 majority)
56 Feb 28 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] MT asked that her name be returned to Conservative candidates' list
56 Jul 26 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Nasser announced nationalisation of Suez Canal
56 Oct 30 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Anglo-French ultimatum to Israel and Egypt; Soviet invasion of Hungary
56 Oct 31 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Anglo-French forces began action against Egypt; abandoned under US pressure 7 Nov
57 Jan 9 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Eden resigned as Prime Minister; Macmillan succeeded (10 Jan)
57 Mar 25 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Treaty of Rome
58 Jan 6 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Thorneycroft, Powell and Birch resigned as Treasury Ministers
58 Jul 31 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] MT adopted candidate for Finchley
59 Oct 8 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election: Conservative Government formed (100 majority)
60 Feb 3 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Macmillan speaking in South Africa: "a wind of change is blowing through the continent"
61 Oct 9 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] MT appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary (Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance)
62 Jul 13 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] "Night of the Long Knives": 7 of 21 Cabinet Ministers sacked
63 Jan 14 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] De Gaulle vetoed British entry to EEC
63 Feb 14 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Harold Wilson elected Labour leader following death of Gaitskell (18 Jan)
63 Jun 4 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Profumo resigned
63 Oct 10 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] Macmillan’s decision to resign as PM announced; Home succeeded; Macleod and Powell refused to serve (13 Oct)
63 Nov 22 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Kennedy assassinated
64 Oct 15 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election: Labour Government formed (4 majority); MT became a shadow spokesman on pensions
65 Jan 24 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Churchill died
65 Jul 25 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] Home resigned as Conservative leader; Heath elected successor (28 Jul)
65 Oct 18 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] MT moved to shadow Housing and Land
65 Nov 11 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Rhodesia declared UDI
66 Mar 31 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election: Labour Government formed (98 majority)
66 Apr 19 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] MT moved to shadow Treasury as deputy to Iain Macleod
66 May 3 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Budget (introduced Selective Employment Tax)
66 Jul 20 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Labour spending cuts and wages freeze
66 Nov 10 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Labour Government announced EC entry application; Conservative support
67 Apr 11 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Budget
67 Jun 5 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Middle East: Six Day War (ended 10 Jun)
67 Jul 27 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Britain to withdraw forces East of Suez
67 Oct 10 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] MT appointed to Shadow Cabinet, responsible for Fuel and Power
67 Nov 27 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] De Gaulle vetoed British application to EC
67 Nov 29 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Reshuffle: Callaghan became Home Secretary, Jenkins Chancellor
68 Jan 16 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Expenditure cuts (716m)
68 Feb 22 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Callaghan announced immediate legislation checking Kenyan Asian immigration
68 Mar 15 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Sterling under pressure: London Foreign Exchange Market closed; Brown resigned
68 Mar 17 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Grosvenor Square riot against Vietnam War
68 Mar 19 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Budget: 923m increase in indirect taxation
68 Apr 4 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Assassination of Martin Luther King
68 Apr 20 Sa Info Only Key [Chronology] Enoch Powell's "River Tiber" speech; Powell fired from Shadow Cabinet (21 Apr)
68 May 3 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] France: student clashes with police began `events' of May 1968
68 Aug 20 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia
68 Oct 5 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] Northern Ireland: violence at Londonderry civil rights demonstration
68 Nov 14 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] MT reshuffled to shadow Transport
69 Jan 17 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] In Place of Strife published
69 Jun 18 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Wilson withdrew In Place of Strife after TUC rejected it
69 Aug 14 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Northern Ireland: troops deployed in Belfast
69 Oct 21 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] MT appointed shadow education spokesman
70 Jan 30 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] Selsdon Park Shadow Cabinet (manifesto meeting); ended 1 Feb
70 Feb 10 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] MT's father died
70 Jun 18 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election: Conservative Government formed (majority 31)
70 Jun 19 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] MT given her first Cabinet post (Secretary of State for Education and Science)
70 Jun 30 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Circular 10/70, withdrawing compulsion to go comprehensive
70 Jul 20 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Death of Iain Macleod; Barber became Chancellor
70 Oct 27 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Budget
70 Oct 29 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] EC entry talks began
71 Feb 4 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Rolls-Royce nationalisation announced
71 May 20 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Heath-Pompidou summit in Paris removed final obstacles to EC entry
71 Aug 9 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Northern Ireland: internment introduced
72 Jan 9 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] Miners' strike began
72 Jan 12 We Info Only Major [Chronology] MT and senior officials met Heath at Chequers; reinforced her authority
72 Jan 20 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Unemployment passed 1m
72 Jan 30 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] "Bloody Sunday": British troops killed 13 in Londonderry
72 Feb 10 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Saltley Coke depot closed by pickets
72 Feb 19 Sa Info Only Key [Chronology] Heath conceded miners' demands
72 Mar 21 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget: full scale reflation
72 Mar 22 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Industry White Paper, basis of 1972 Industry Act
72 Mar 24 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] Northern Ireland: Stormont suspended; direct rule began
72 Jun 23 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] Sterling floated: left European `snake' and unpegged from dollar
72 Jul 21 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Five dockers jailed in Pentonville (decision reversed 26 Jly)
72 Aug 8 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Ugandan Asians expelled by Idi Amin
72 Sep 26 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Tripartite talks began (broke down 2 Nov)
72 Nov 6 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Statutory control of pay, prices, dividends and rents (Phase I)
72 Dec 6 We Info Only Key [Chronology] MT's White Paper published: Education: A Framework for Expansion
72 Dec 7 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Sutton and Cheam by-election: Liberal gain from Conservatives
73 Jan 1 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Britain acceded to the European Community
73 Jan 17 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Phase II of pay policy announced
73 Feb 28 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Labour-TUC document launched the Social Contract
73 Mar 6 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Budget: introduced VAT, at 10 per cent
73 Apr 1 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Phase II of pay policy began
73 May 21 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Sex scandals hit government (Lambton resigned; Jellicoe followed (24 May))
73 Jul 26 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Ripon and Ely by-elections: Liberal gains from Conservatives
73 Oct 6 Sa Full Text Key [Chronology] Arab-Israeli War (ended 24 Oct); oil price increased 70 per cent
73 Oct 8 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Phase III announced: 2.25 or 7 per cent; inflation linked `threshold' payments
73 Nov 12 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] NUM overtime ban began; State of Emergency following day
73 Dec 2 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Reshuffle: Whitelaw became Employment Secretary
73 Dec 9 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] Sunningdale Agreement
73 Dec 13 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Three day week announced
73 Dec 17 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Emergency budget: 1200m reduction in planned expenditure
74 Jan 9 We Info Only Major [Chronology] TUC offered to treat miners' pay claim as special case; rejected by government
74 Feb 5 Tu Full Text Major [Chronology] NUM strike ballot: 81 per cent in favour
74 Feb 7 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] General Election called for 28 Feb
74 Feb 10 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] Miners' strike began (ended 11 Mar)
74 Feb 21 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Pay Board leak: miners claim consistent with Phase III
74 Feb 23 Sa Full Text Major [Chronology] Powell said he would vote Labour
74 Feb 28 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] General Election: no overall majority for any party
74 Mar 2 Sa Info Only Key [Chronology] Heath offered Liberals seats in coalition; rejected by them
74 Mar 11 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Shadow Cabinet formed; MT shadowing Environment
74 May 15 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Northern Ireland: Loyalist strike began; executive resigned (28 May)
74 Jun 22 Sa Full Text Key [Chronology] Keith Joseph’s Upminster speech
74 Jun 26 We Full Text Major [Chronology] Heath speech on national unity theme
74 Aug 9 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Nixon resigned over Watergate
74 Sep 5 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] Keith Joseph’s Preston speech
74 Sep 18 We Full Text Major [Chronology] General Election called for 10 October
74 Oct 2 We Full Text Major [Chronology] Heath urged a Government "of all the talents"
74 Oct 5 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] Guildford pub bombs: five killed
74 Oct 10 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] General Election: Labour majority of three
74 Oct 15 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] 1922 Committee met in Milk Street
74 Oct 19 Sa Full Text Key [Chronology] Keith Joseph’s Edgbaston speech
74 Nov 7 Th Full Text Major [Chronology] Reshuffle of Shadows: MT to assist Carr on Treasury questions
74 Nov 14 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Heath announced Home Committee to review leadership election procedure
74 Nov 21 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] Keith Joseph told MT he would not stand for the leadership; MT decided she would
74 Dec 17 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Home Committee (leadership election procedure) reported
75 Jan 15 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Du Cann announced he would not run for Conservative leadership
75 Jan 23 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] European referendum announced; ministers free to differ
75 Feb 4 Tu Full Text Key [Chronology] Conservative leadership first ballot: Heath resigned
75 Feb 11 Tu Full Text Key [Chronology] Conservative leadership second ballot: MT elected leader
75 Feb 18 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Shadow Cabinet complete
75 Mar 10 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Dublin European Council (ended 11 Mar): British `renegotiation’ concluded
75 Mar 18 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] HC: Government to recommend Britain remain in EC
75 Apr 9 We Info Only Key [Chronology] MT met Ronald Reagan for the first time (or possibly the second)
75 Apr 15 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Budget
75 Apr 17 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Cambodia: Phnom Penn fell to Khmer Rouge
75 Apr 30 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Vietnam: fall of Saigon
75 Jun 5 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] European Referendum: 67.2 per cent for; 32.8 per cent against (64 per cent turnout)
75 Jun 10 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Reshuffle: Benn and Varley swapped jobs (Industry and Energy)
75 Jun 26 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Woolwich West by-election: Conservative gain
75 Jul 1 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Labour Government proposed pay policy; White Paper (11 Jly)
75 Jul 14 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Unemployment passed 1m
75 Aug 31 Su Info Only Minor [Chronology] MT visited Rumania (returned 3 Spt)
75 Sep 13 Sa Info Only Key [Chronology] MT visited USA and Canada (returned 26 Spt)
75 Nov 27 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] Ross McWhirter murdered by IRA - MT given 24 hour police protection
76 Jan 29 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Norman Scott allegations against Jeremy Thorpe
76 Feb 19 Th Info Only Minor [Chronology] Fishing war: Iceland broke off diplomatic relations with UK
76 Mar 2 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Sterling crisis began as sterling fell below $2
76 Mar 16 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Wilson announced his resignation as Prime Minister
76 Apr 5 Mo Full Text Key [Chronology] Callaghan elected Labour leader; became Prime Minister
76 Apr 7 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Government lost its majority (Stonehouse resigned whip)
76 May 5 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Stage II of pay policy agreed with TUC
76 May 6 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Local elections: large Conservative gains (1800+)
76 May 10 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Thorpe resigned as Liberal leader over Scott affair
76 May 26 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Wilson's resignation honours list published; scandal
76 May 27 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] HC: Heseltine mace incident (government whip broke pair)
76 May 28 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Opposition withdrew cooperation over Commons business
76 Jun 7 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] UK given $5,300m standby credit by Bank of International Settlements
76 Jun 22 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Government conceded in pairing dispute; cooperation resumed
76 Jul 7 We Info Only Major [Chronology] David Steel elected Liberal leader
76 Jul 22 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Public expenditure cuts of 1,000m
76 Aug 2 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Government lost Tameside case in House of Lords
76 Aug 30 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Riot at Notting Hill carnival
76 Sep 28 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Sterling crisis resumed: Healey turned back from Heathrow
76 Oct 4 Mo Full Text Key [Chronology] The Right Approach published
76 Nov 1 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] IMF team arrived in Britain
76 Nov 2 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] US: Carter won presidential election
76 Nov 4 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Walsall North and Workington by-elections: Labour lost to Conservatives
76 Nov 19 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Shadow reshuffle: Maudling dropped (replaced by John Davies)
76 Dec 1 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Shadow Cabinet decided to oppose devolution on 2R; Buchanan-Smith and Rifkind resigned
76 Dec 15 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget: Letter of Intent to IMF published (loan granted 3 Jan 77)
76 Dec 16 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] HC: 2R Scotland and Wales Bill passed 292:247
77 Feb 6 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Silver Jubilee of the Queen's accession
77 Feb 19 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] Death of Tony Crosland; Owen became Foreign Secretary (21 Feb)
77 Feb 22 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] HC: devolution guillotine defeated 312:283
77 Mar 17 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] HC: Government defeat on public expenditure; MT moved confidence motion
77 Mar 23 We Full Text Key [Chronology] Lib-Lab Pact
77 Apr 27 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Ashfield by-election: Conservative gain mining seat from Labour
77 May 5 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Local elections: large Conservative gains, including GLC
77 Jun 13 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Grunwick dispute: mass picketing began
77 Jun 16 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] HC: Rooker-Wise-Lawson amendments (indexing tax allowances)
77 Jul 15 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] HC: Government set out next stage of pay policy
77 Jul 25 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Maudling cleared in Poulson case but John Cordle resigned as MP
77 Jul 28 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Lib-Lab Pact renewed for coming session
77 Aug 26 Fr Full Text Major [Chronology] Scarman Report on Grunwick dispute
77 Sep 6 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] MT visited USA (returned 15 Spt)
77 Oct 8 Sa Full Text Major [Chronology] Reg Prentice joined Conservative Party
77 Oct 8 Sa Full Text Major [Chronology] The Right Approach to the Economy published
77 Nov 14 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Firemen's strike began (ended in defeat 16 Jan 78)
77 Nov 19 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] Egypt/Israeli accord: Sadat visited Jerusalem
77 Nov 29 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Amnesty for illegal immigrants before 1 Jan 1976
77 Dec 13 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] HC: European elections; Government proposal of PR rejected
78 Jan 25 We Info Only Major [Chronology] HC: Cunningham amendment (40 per cent threshold for devolution)
78 Mar 3 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Rhodesia: "internal settlement" (Muzorewa joined Smith Government)
78 Mar 16 Th Full Text Major [Chronology] Italy: kidnap of Aldo Moro (found dead 9 May)
78 May 8 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] HC: Opposition amendment carried reducing basic rate by 1p
78 May 10 We Info Only Major [Chronology] HC: second Finance Bill defeat for Government
78 May 25 Th Full Text Major [Chronology] Steel announced end of Lib-Lab Pact after Parliamentary session
78 Jul 7 Fr Full Text Major [Chronology] Bremen European Council: decision to establish EMS
78 Jul 21 Fr Full Text Key [Chronology] Stage 3 White Paper: 5 per cent pay guideline
78 Aug 4 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Thorpe and three others charged with conspiracy to murder
78 Sep 5 Tu Full Text Major [Chronology] Callaghan teased TUC about election dates ("waiting at the church")
78 Sep 7 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] Callaghan surprise broadcast: no autumn General Election
78 Sep 21 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Ford strike: settled 2 Nov over 5 per cent limit
78 Oct 2 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Labour Conference (ended 6 Oct): rejected pay policy
78 Oct 10 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Conservative Conference (till 14 Oct): disputes over pay policy
78 Nov 8 We Info Only Major [Chronology] HC: 114 Conservatives defied the whip (Rhodesian sanctions)
78 Nov 15 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Reshuffle: Pym replaced John Davies as shadow Foreign Secretary
78 Nov 27 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] MT met Ronald Reagan for the second time (or possibly the third)
78 Nov 28 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Government announced sanctions against Ford for breaching pay policy
78 Dec 12 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Public sector unions rejected Stage 3
78 Dec 13 We Info Only Major [Chronology] HC: Government defeated on Ford sanctions
79 Jan 3 We Full Text Key [Chronology] Lorry drivers’ strike began; "Winter of Discontent" peaking
79 Jan 10 We Full Text Key [Chronology] Callaghan's return from Guadelope Summit: "Crisis, What Crisis?" ( Sun )
79 Jan 16 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Iran: Shah fled the country; Khomeini returned from exile, 2 Feb
79 Jan 22 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] 1m local authority workers' "Day of Action"
79 Feb 23 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Government-TUC "Concordat"
79 Mar 1 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Devolution referendums: devolution defeated
79 Mar 13 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] EMS came into operation
79 Mar 28 We Full Text Key [Chronology] HC: Government fell
79 Mar 29 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] General Election announced for 3 May
79 Mar 30 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] Airey Neave murdered by INLA
79 Apr 11 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Southall riot
79 May 3 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] General Election: Conservative victory (43 majority)
79 May 4 Fr Full Text Key [Chronology] MT appointed Prime Minister
79 May 5 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] Cabinet announced
79 May 10 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit in London
79 Jun 5 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-French summit in Paris
79 Jun 7 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] European Elections
79 Jun 12 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget
79 Jun 18 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] SALT II signed in Vienna
79 Jun 21 Th Full Text Major [Chronology] Strasbourg European Council (ended 22 Jun)
79 Jun 26 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] MT stop-over in Moscow en route to Tokyo G7
79 Jun 27 We Full Text Major [Chronology] Tokyo G7 (ended 29 Jun)
79 Jun 30 Sa Info Only Minor [Chronology] MT arrived in Australia (returned 1 Jul via Singapore)
79 Jul 31 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Lusaka Commonwealth Meeting began (ended 8 Aug)
79 Aug 27 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] IRA murdered Mountbatten and 18 soldiers (Warrenpoint)
79 Sep 5 We Info Only Major [Chronology] MT met Irish PM at No.10
79 Sep 10 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Lancaster House Conference opened (ended 21 Dec)
79 Oct 4 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-Italian summit in Rome (ended 5 Oct)
79 Oct 23 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Exchange controls abolished
79 Oct 28 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Visit of Chinese President Hua (ended 3 Nov)
79 Oct 31 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit in Bonn
79 Nov 4 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Iran: US Embassy in Tehran occupied
79 Nov 15 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] MLR increased 3 per cent (14 to 17 per cent)
79 Nov 19 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-French summit in London
79 Nov 29 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] Dublin European Council (ended 30 Nov); budget row
79 Dec 6 Th Full Text Major [Chronology] Anglo-Dutch summit in London
79 Dec 16 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-US summit in Washington (ended 18 Dec)
79 Dec 21 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Lancaster House Agreement signed
79 Dec 24 Mo Full Text Key [Chronology] USSR invaded Afghanistan
80 Jan 2 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Steel strike began (ended 3 April)
80 Mar 25 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget
80 Mar 27 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit at Chequers
80 Apr 2 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Riots in Bristol
80 Apr 27 Su Full Text Major [Chronology] Luxembourg European Council (ended 28 Apr)
80 Apr 30 We Info Only Major [Chronology] London Iranian Embassy siege began (SAS stormed 5 May)
80 May 7 We Info Only Major [Chronology] MT attended Tito's funeral in Belgrade
80 May 14 We Info Only Major [Chronology] TUC "Day of Action"
80 Jun 2 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Cabinet agreed European budget proposal
80 Jun 12 Th Full Text Major [Chronology] Venice European Council (ended 13 Jun)
80 Jun 22 Su Full Text Major [Chronology] Venice G7 (ended 23 Jun)
80 Sep 19 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-French summit in Paris
80 Sep 22 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Iran-Iraq war began
80 Sep 24 We Info Only Minor [Chronology] MT visited Yugoslavia (ended 26 Spt)
80 Oct 15 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Callaghan resigned as Labour leader (Foot elected 10 Nov)
80 Oct 27 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] 1st Republican hunger strike began (ended 18 Dec)
80 Nov 4 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Reagan elected US President
80 Nov 16 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit in Bonn
80 Nov 23 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-Italian summit in Rome
80 Nov 24 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] MLR reduced 2 per cent, 16 to 14 per cent
80 Dec 1 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Luxembourg European Council (ended 2 Dec)
80 Dec 8 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-Irish summit in Dublin
81 Jan 5 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Reshuffle: Stevas, Maude left cabinet; Brittan joined
81 Jan 25 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Council for Social Democracy set up
81 Feb 6 Fr Full Text Minor [Chronology] Anglo-Dutch summit at The Hague
81 Feb 10 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] NCB announced pit closures (abandoned 18 Feb)
81 Feb 25 We Info Only Major [Chronology] MT visited Reagan in Washington (returned 1 Mar)
81 Mar 1 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] 2nd Republican hunger strike began (ended 3 Oct)
81 Mar 6 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] MT visited Northern Ireland
81 Mar 10 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget
81 Mar 23 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Maastricht European Council (ended 24 Mar)
81 Mar 26 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] SDP formed (Alliance formed 16 June)
81 Mar 30 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Reagan shot
81 Apr 9 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Bobby Sands (IRA hunger striker) elected an MP
81 Apr 11 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] Brixton riots began (ended 13 Apr)
81 Apr 15 We Info Only Major [Chronology] MT began tour of India, returning via Gulf (ended 25 Apr)
81 May 10 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Mitterrand elected French President
81 May 18 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Keith Speed dismissed as Navy Minister
81 Jun 29 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Luxembourg European Council (ended 30 Jun)
81 Jul 3 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Southall riot
81 Jul 4 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] Toxteth riot (until 8 Jul); riots in Manchester (Moss Side)
81 Jul 16 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Warrington by-election: SDP defeated but performed well
81 Jul 20 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Ottawa G7 opened (ended 21 Jul)
81 Jul 23 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Cabinet discussion of public expenditure revealed deep rifts
81 Jul 29 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Wedding of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer
81 Sep 14 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Reshuffle: Soames, Gilmour, Carlisle dropped; Prior moved to Northern Ireland; Tebbit joined Cabinet to replace him at Employment; Lawson joined Cabinet (Energy); Parkinson became Party Chairman
81 Sep 25 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] MT toured Gulf prior to Melbourne Commonwealth Meeting (returned 8 Oct)
81 Sep 30 We Info Only Major [Chronology] MLR increased 2 per cent (14 to 16 per cent)
81 Oct 10 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] IRA bombed Chelsea barracks
81 Oct 21 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Cancun North-South Summit (ended 24 Oct)
81 Nov 6 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-Irish summit in London
81 Nov 18 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit in Bonn
81 Nov 26 Th Full Text Major Chronology London European Council (ended 27 Nov)
81 Nov 26 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Crosby by-election: Shirley Williams won Conservative seat for SDP
81 Dec 8 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Scargill elected NUM president
81 Dec 13 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Poland: martial law imposed and Solidarity suppressed
82 Jan 26 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Unemployment passed 3 million
82 Mar 9 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget
82 Mar 19 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit at Chequers
82 Mar 25 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Glasgow Hillhead by-election: Roy Jenkins won Conservative seat for SDP
82 Mar 29 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Brussels European Council (ended 30 Mar)
82 Mar 31 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Falklands: Argentine invasion learned to be imminent
82 Apr 2 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] Falklands: Argentina invaded
82 Apr 3 Sa Info Only Key [Chronology] Falklands: UN SCR 502 demanding Argentine withdrawal
82 Apr 5 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Falklands: FCO Ministers resigned, Pym new Foreign Secretary; Task Force sailed
82 Apr 7 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Falklands: 200 mile Maritime Exclusion Zone declared
82 Apr 8 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Falklands: Haig's first visit to London
82 Apr 12 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Falklands: Haig's second visit to London (ended 13 Apr)
82 Apr 25 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] Falklands: South Georgia recaptured
82 Apr 30 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] Falklands: US `tilt' in favour of Britain; Total Exclusion Zone put in force
82 May 2 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] Falklands: General Belgrano sunk by HMS Conqueror
82 May 4 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Falklands: HMS Sheffield hit by Argentine missile
82 May 17 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-French summit in London
82 May 20 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Final British proposals published, after Argentine rejection
82 May 21 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] Falklands: British Forces landed at San Carlos Bay
82 Jun 4 Fr Full Text Major [Chronology] Versailles G7 (ended 6 Jun)
82 Jun 7 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Reagan visited Britain (until 9 Jun)
82 Jun 10 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] NATO Summit in Bonn
82 Jun 14 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Falklands: Argentine surrender
82 Jun 22 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] MT visited US (UN and Reagan)
82 Jun 28 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Brussels European Council (ended 29 Jun)
82 Jul 7 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-Italian summit in Rome
82 Jul 20 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] IRA bombs in Hyde Park and Regent's Park
82 Jul 26 Mo Info Only Minor [Chronology] Falklands Thanksgiving Service at St Paul's
82 Sep 17 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] MT visited Far East (Japan, China, Hong Kong - ended 29 Spt)
82 Oct 1 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Kohl became West German Chancellor
82 Oct 28 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit in Bonn; visit to Berlin
82 Nov 5 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-French summit in Paris
82 Nov 10 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Brezhnev died (Andropov succeeded him 12 Nov)
82 Dec 3 Fr Full Text Major [Chronology] Copenhagen European Council (ended 4 Dec)
83 Jan 6 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Reshuffle: Heseltine replaced Nott at Defence
83 Jan 7 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] MT flew to the Falklands (returned 13 Jan)
83 Jan 23 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Water workers strike began (ended 22 Feb)
83 Feb 4 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit at Chequers
83 Feb 18 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Falklands: Franks Report published
83 Feb 24 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Bermondsey by-election: Labour lost to SDP
83 Feb 25 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-Italian summit in London
83 Mar 2 We Full Text Major [Chronology] Anglo-Dutch summit in London
83 Mar 10 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] NUM ballot rejected national strike
83 Mar 15 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget
83 Mar 21 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Brussels European Council (ended 22 Mar)
83 Mar 23 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Reagan announced Star Wars programme (SDI)
83 Apr 21 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit in London
83 May 5 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Local elections
83 May 9 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election announced for 9 Jun
83 May 28 Sa Full Text Major [Chronology] Williamsburg G7 Summit (MT returned 29 May)
83 Jun 9 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] 1983 General Election: Conservative majority 144
83 Jun 11 Sa Info Only Key [Chronology] New Government formed
83 Jun 13 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Jenkins resigned as SDP leader; Owen elected unopposed 21 Jun
83 Jun 15 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Foot resigned as Labour leader; Kinnock elected his successor, 2 Oct
83 Jun 16 Th Info Only Minor [Chronology] Abolition of CPRS announced
83 Jun 17 Fr Full Text Major [Chronology] Stuttgart European Council (ended 18 Jun)
83 Jul 7 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Lawson announced 500m public expenditure cuts
83 Sep 20 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] MT visited British Army in Germany with Chancellor Kohl (returned 21 Spt)
83 Sep 25 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Mass break out from Maze prison
83 Sep 25 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] MT visited Canada and USA (returned 30 Spt)
83 Oct 14 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] Cecil Parkinson resigned over Keays affair
83 Oct 20 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-French summit in London (ends 21 Oct)
83 Oct 22 Sa Info Only Key [Chronology] Grenada: Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States requested US intervene (following coup 19 Oct)
83 Oct 25 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] US invasion of Grenada
83 Oct 31 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] NUM began overtime ban
83 Nov 7 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-Irish summit at Chequers
83 Nov 14 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Cruise missiles arrived at Greenham Common
83 Nov 22 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] New Delhi Commonwealth Meeting (ended 29 Nov)
83 Dec 4 Su Full Text Major [Chronology] Athens European Council (ended 6 Dec)
83 Dec 17 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] IRA bombed Harrods
84 Jan 23 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-French summit in Paris
84 Jan 25 We Info Only Major [Chronology] GCHQ union ban announced
84 Jan 27 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-Italian summit in Rome
84 Feb 2 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] MT visited Hungary (returned 4 Feb)
84 Feb 9 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Andropov died; MT attended funeral (14 Feb)
84 Feb 28 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit at No.10
84 Mar 2 Fr Full Text Major Anglo-Dutch summit in London
84 Mar 5 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-French summit at Chequers
84 Mar 12 Mo Full Text Key [Chronology] Coal strike began
84 Mar 13 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget
84 Mar 19 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Brussels European Council (ended 20 Mar)
84 Apr 17 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Libyan Embassy siege began after murder of WPC Fletcher (ended 27 Apr)
84 May 2 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit at Chequers
84 May 3 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Local elections
84 May 29 Tu Full Text Major [Chronology] Picket violence at Orgreave coke works (also 18 Jun)
84 Jun 2 Sa Full Text Major [Chronology] South African Prime Minister visited Chequers
84 Jun 8 Fr Full Text Major [Chronology] London G7 opened (ended 9 Jun)
84 Jun 14 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] European Election
84 Jun 25 Mo Full Text Key [Chronology] Fontainebleau European Council (ended 26 Jun); budget settlement
84 Jun 27 We Info Only Major [Chronology] "Day of Action" for miners received uneven support
84 Jul 10 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] 1st national dock strike (over coal imports; ended 20 Jly)
84 Jul 16 Mo Info Only Minor [Chronology] High Court ruled GCHQ union ban unlawful
84 Aug 24 Fr Full Text Major [Chronology] 2nd national dock strike (ended 18 Spt)
84 Sep 10 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Hurd replaced Prior as Northern Ireland Secretary
84 Sep 28 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] NACODS (mine supervisors) ballot to strike on 25 Oct (abandoned 24 Oct)
84 Oct 9 Tu Full Text Minor [Chronology] Ponting trial began
84 Oct 12 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] Brighton bomb
84 Oct 18 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-Italian summit in London
84 Oct 25 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] High Court ordered sequestration of NUM
84 Oct 27 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] NUM link to Libya revealed in Sunday Times
84 Oct 31 We Info Only Minor [Chronology] Mrs Gandhi assassinated; MT attended funeral (3-4 Nov)
84 Nov 6 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Reagan reelected US President
84 Nov 15 Th Info Only Minor [Chronology] Cranley Onslow defeated Edward Du Cann for 1922 Chairmanship
84 Nov 18 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-Irish summit at Chequers
84 Nov 20 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Flotation of British Telecom
84 Nov 22 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] House of Lords upheld GCHQ union ban
84 Nov 29 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-French summit in Paris (returned 1 Dec)
84 Nov 30 Fr Info Only Minor [Chronology] Striking miners killed taxi driver in Wales
84 Dec 3 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Dublin European Council (ended 4 Dec)
84 Dec 16 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] Gorbachev visited Chequers
84 Dec 19 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Hong Kong: MT signed Joint Agreement with China
84 Dec 22 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] MT met Reagan at Camp David
85 Jan 14 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Sterling fell to $1.11; interest rates rose 1.5 per cent to 14 per cent
85 Jan 18 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit in Bonn
85 Jan 26 Sa Full Text Major Anglo-Dutch summit at Chequers
85 Feb 11 Mo Full Text Minor [Chronology] Ponting acquitted by jury
85 Feb 20 We Info Only Major [Chronology] MT visited US (returned 22 Feb)
85 Feb 28 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Newry RUC Station attacked by IRA mortars; 9 killed
85 Mar 3 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] NUM voted to end coal strike
85 Mar 11 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Gorbachev Soviet leader on death of Chernenko; MT at funeral 13 Mar
85 Mar 19 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget
85 Mar 29 Fr Full Text Major [Chronology] Brussels European Council (ended 30 Mar)
85 Mar 31 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Chequers seminar on local government finance; beginnings of community charge
85 Apr 4 Th Info Only Minor [Chronology] MT began tour of Far East (returned 14 Apr)
85 May 2 Th Full Text Major [Chronology] Bonn G7 (ended 4 May)
85 May 2 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Local elections
85 May 14 Tu Info Only Minor [Chronology] Pym formed "Centre Forward" group
85 May 18 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit at Chequers
85 May 29 We Info Only Minor [Chronology] Heysel Stadium disaster
85 Jun 3 Mo Info Only Minor [Chronology] Fowler Social Security Review: Green Papers published
85 Jun 28 Fr Full Text Major [Chronology] Milan European Council (ended 29 Jun); IGC set up
85 Jul 4 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Brecon and Radnor by-election: Conservative loss to Alliance on 16 per cent swing
85 Jul 25 Th Info Only Minor [Chronology] MT visited US for International Democrat Union Conference (returned 27 Jly)
85 Jul 30 Tu Info Only Minor [Chronology] BBC Governors withdrew Real Lives for editing
85 Aug 7 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Flotation of Britoil
85 Sep 2 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Reshuffle: Hurd replace Brittan at Home Office; Tebbit new Party Chairman
85 Sep 9 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Handsworth riot (ended 10 Spt)
85 Sep 13 Fr Info Only Minor [Chronology] 24 Soviet diplomats expelled from UK (retaliation 14 Nov)
85 Sep 17 Tu Info Only Minor [Chronology] MT visited Egypt and Jordan (returned 20 Spt)
85 Sep 25 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Plaza Agreement: G5 policy to drive down the dollar
85 Sep 28 Sa Info Only Minor [Chronology] Brixton riot
85 Oct 1 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Kinnock attacked Militant at Labour Conference
85 Oct 1 Tu Info Only Minor [Chronology] Riots in Toxteth and Peckham
85 Oct 6 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Broadwater Farm riot; murder of PC Blakelock
85 Oct 7 Mo Full Text Major Chronology Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro hijacked by Palestinian terrorists (arrested on Sicily 11 Oct)
85 Oct 16 We Full Text Major [Chronology] Nassau Commonwealth Meeting (ended 23 Oct); South Africa dominated
85 Nov 13 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Ministerial meeting to consider ERM entry; vetoed by MT
85 Nov 15 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] Anglo-Irish Agreement signed at Hillsborough
85 Nov 18 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-French summit in London
85 Nov 19 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Geneva (ended 21 Nov)
85 Nov 21 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] NATO Summit in Brussels
85 Nov 27 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit in London
85 Dec 2 Mo Full Text Key [Chronology] Luxembourg European Council; Single European Act agreed (ended 3 Dec)
85 Dec 3 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Church of England's Faith in the Cities report published
85 Dec 6 Fr Info Only Minor [Chronology] UK signed SDI participation agreement
85 Dec 9 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Westland: press coverage of Brittan-Heseltine rift
85 Dec 13 Fr Full Text Major Chronology Westland: company board decided in favour of Sikorksky offer
85 Dec 17 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Ulster Unionist MPs resigned seats in protest at Anglo-Irish Agreement
85 Dec 27 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Palestinian terrorists killed 27 at Rome and Vienna airports; Libya involved
86 Jan 6 Mo Full Text Key [Chronology] Westland: leak of Solicitor-General’s letter to Heseltine
86 Jan 9 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] Westland: Heseltine resigned; Younger replaced him at Defence; Rifkind joined the Cabinet as Scottish Secretary
86 Jan 13 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Westland: Brittan badly damaged by misleading statement to HC
86 Jan 20 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-French summit in Lille
86 Jan 23 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Northern Ireland by-elections
86 Jan 24 Fr Full Text Key [Chronology] Westland: Brittan resigned; Channon replaced him at DTI
86 Jan 27 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Westland: emergency debate, ending the crisis
86 Jan 28 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Community Charge Green Paper published
86 Feb 3 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] HC: Channon confirmed press reports of plans to sell BL to Ford and GM
86 Feb 6 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Sale of Austin Rover to Ford dropped; Land Rover to GM dropped 25 Mar
86 Feb 12 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Channel Tunnel Treaty signed in Canterbury
86 Feb 15 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] Violence at The Times plant in Wapping (continued 16 Feb)
86 Feb 17 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Single European Act signed
86 Mar 12 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-Italian summit in Florence
86 Apr 10 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Fulham by-election: Labour gain from Conservative
86 Apr 14 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] HC: Shops Bill lost on 2R due to Conservative rebellion
86 Apr 15 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] US air raids on Libya, mainly flown from British bases
86 Apr 17 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Hindawi affair - Syrian attempt to bomb El Al 747 at Heathrow
86 Apr 26 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] Chernobyl disaster
86 May 2 Fr Info Only Minor [Chronology] MT visited Korea (4 May flew to Japan)
86 May 4 Su Full Text Major [Chronology] Tokyo G7 (ended 6 May)
86 May 8 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Ryedale by-election: Conservative loss to Liberals
86 May 18 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget
86 May 21 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Reshuffle: Joseph resigned; Baker replaced him at DES
86 May 24 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] MT visited Israel (returned 27 May)
86 May 30 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Stalker suspended
86 Jun 12 Th Full Text Major [Chronology] South Africa: Eminent Persons Group reported; national state of emergency proclaimed
86 Jun 26 Th Full Text Major [Chronology] The Hague European Council (ended 27 Jun); MT resisted South Africa sanctions
86 Jul 11 Fr Info Only Minor [Chronology] MT visited Canada (returned 13 Jly)
86 Jul 20 Su Full Text Major [Chronology] Sunday Times report of rift between MT and monarch over South Africa
86 Jul 24 Th Full Text Major [Chronology] Edinburgh Commonwealth Games: 32 nations boycotted over South Africa
86 Aug 3 Su Full Text Major [Chronology] London Commonwealth Summit on South Africa (ended 5 Aug)
86 Sep 10 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Reshuffle of junior ministers
86 Sep 11 Th Info Only Minor [Chronology] MT visited Norway (returned 12 Spt)
86 Sep 16 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit in Bonn followed by visit to British Forces in Germany
86 Sep 16 Tu Full Text Major [Chronology] EC sanctions imposed on South Africa
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