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1970-75: Cabinet rank Chronology

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72 Jan 30 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] "Bloody Sunday": British troops killed 13 in Londonderry
74 Oct 15 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] 1922 Committee met in Milk Street
73 Oct 6 Sa Full Text Key [Chronology] Arab-Israeli War (ended 24 Oct); oil price increased 70 per cent
73 Jan 1 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Britain acceded to the European Community
70 Oct 27 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Budget
72 Mar 21 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget: full scale reflation
73 Mar 6 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Budget: introduced VAT, at 10 per cent
70 Jun 30 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Circular 10/70, withdrawing compulsion to go comprehensive
75 Feb 4 Tu Full Text Key [Chronology] Conservative leadership first ballot: Heath resigned
70 Jul 20 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Death of Iain Macleod; Barber became Chancellor
75 Jan 15 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Du Cann announced he would not run for Conservative leadership
70 Oct 29 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] EC entry talks began
73 Dec 17 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Emergency budget: 1200m reduction in planned expenditure
75 Jan 23 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] European referendum announced; ministers free to differ
72 Jul 21 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Five dockers jailed in Pentonville (decision reversed 26 Jly)
74 Sep 18 We Full Text Major [Chronology] General Election called for 10 October
74 Feb 7 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] General Election called for 28 Feb
74 Oct 10 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] General Election: Labour majority of three
74 Feb 28 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] General Election: no overall majority for any party
74 Oct 5 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] Guildford pub bombs: five killed
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