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1975-79: Leader of the Opposition Chronology

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76 Oct 4 Mo Full Text Key [Chronology] The Right Approach published
77 Oct 8 Sa Full Text Major [Chronology] The Right Approach to the Economy published
79 Jan 22 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] 1m local authority workers' "Day of Action"
79 Mar 30 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] Airey Neave murdered by INLA
77 Nov 29 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Amnesty for illegal immigrants before 1 Jan 1976
77 Apr 27 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Ashfield by-election: Conservative gain mining seat from Labour
78 Jul 7 Fr Full Text Major [Chronology] Bremen European Council: decision to establish EMS
75 Apr 15 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Budget
76 Dec 15 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget: Letter of Intent to IMF published (loan granted 3 Jan 77)
76 Apr 5 Mo Full Text Key [Chronology] Callaghan elected Labour leader; became Prime Minister
78 Sep 7 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] Callaghan surprise broadcast: no autumn General Election
78 Sep 5 Tu Full Text Major [Chronology] Callaghan teased TUC about election dates ("waiting at the church")
79 Jan 10 We Full Text Key [Chronology] Callaghan's return from Guadelope Summit: "Crisis, What Crisis?" ( Sun )
75 Apr 17 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Cambodia: Phnom Penn fell to Khmer Rouge
78 Oct 10 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Conservative Conference (till 14 Oct): disputes over pay policy
75 Feb 11 Tu Full Text Key [Chronology] Conservative leadership second ballot: MT elected leader
76 Jul 7 We Info Only Major [Chronology] David Steel elected Liberal leader
77 Feb 19 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] Death of Tony Crosland; Owen became Foreign Secretary (21 Feb)
79 Mar 1 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Devolution referendums: devolution defeated
75 Mar 10 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Dublin European Council (ended 11 Mar): British `renegotiation’ concluded
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