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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
86 Oct 10 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Tebbit complained at BBC coverage of US bombing of Libya
86 Oct 11 Sa Full Text Key [Chronology] Reykjavik (Reagan-Gorbachev) Summit (ended 12 Oct)
86 Oct 24 Fr Info Only Minor [Chronology] Syria: Britain broke off diplomatic relations; Hindawi jailed
86 Oct 27 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] City of London "Big Bang"
86 Nov 12 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Reagan admitted US had sold arms to Iran
86 Nov 15 Sa Info Only Key [Chronology] Anglo-US Summit at Camp David: arms control statement agreed
86 Nov 17 Mo Info Only Minor [Chronology] Australia: HMG sought injunction to prevent sale of Spycatcher
86 Nov 21 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-French summit in Paris
86 Dec 3 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Flotation of British Gas
86 Dec 5 Fr Full Text Major [Chronology] London European Council (ended 6 Dec)
86 Dec 18 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Nimrod airborne early warning project abandoned in favour of AWACS
87 Jan 8 Th Info Only Minor [Chronology] AIDS education campaign launched
87 Jan 20 Tu Info Only Minor [Chronology] Lebanon: Terry Waite kidnapped
87 Jan 20 Tu Info Only Minor [Chronology] Birmingham Six case referred back to Court of Appeal (appeal rejected 28 Jan 1988)
87 Feb 6 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Wapping dispute ended by NGA to evade sequestration
87 Feb 11 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Flotation of British Airways
87 Feb 11 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-Italian summit in London
87 Feb 22 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] "Louvre Accord" to halt decline in the dollar; Lawson began shadowing Deutschmark
87 Feb 26 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Community Charge to replace rates in Scotland from 1 Apr 1989
87 Feb 26 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Greenwich by-election: SDP victory from Labour
87 Mar 6 Fr Info Only Minor [Chronology] Herald of Free Enterprise sank off Zeebrugge; 187 killed
87 Mar 17 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget
87 Mar 23 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-French summit in Normandy
87 Mar 23 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit in Bonn
87 Mar 28 Sa Info Only Key [Chronology] MT visited USSR (ended 1 Apr)
87 Apr 27 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Independent published extracts from Spycatcher ; contempt proceedings began
87 Apr 28 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Interest rates cut 0.5 per cent, to 9.5 per cent
87 May 7 Th Info Only Minor [Chronology] Local elections: Conservative gains
87 May 11 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election called for 11 June
87 Jun 8 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Venice G7 (ended 9 Jun)
87 Jun 11 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election
87 Jun 13 Sa Info Only Key [Chronology] Reshuffle: five ministers left cabinet
87 Jun 14 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Steel called for fusion of Alliance parties; Owen opposed (27 Jun)
87 Jun 29 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Brussels European Council; no budget agreement reached (ended 30 Jun)
87 Jul 1 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Single European Act came into force
87 Jul 7 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Interest rates increased 1 per cent to 10 per cent, reversing pre-election cuts
87 Jul 17 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-American summit in Washington
87 Jul 29 We Info Only Minor [Chronology] Anglo-French summit in Paris; Channel Tunnel Treaty ratified in Paris
87 Jul 30 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] House of Lords banned reporting of Spycatcher allegations
87 Aug 6 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Owen resigned as SDP leader
87 Aug 19 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Hungerford massacre; review of firearms law announced (21 Aug)
87 Sep 18 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-Italian talks in London
87 Sep 24 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] IDU Conference in Berlin (ended 25 Spt)
87 Oct 6 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Community Charge: "dual running" with rates abandoned
87 Oct 13 Tu Full Text Major [Chronology] Vancouver Commonwealth Meeting (ended 17 Oct); UK dissent over South Africa
87 Oct 16 Fr Info Only Minor [Chronology] "The Great Storm": hurricane in southern England
87 Oct 19 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] "Black Monday": Dow Jones fell 23 per cent
87 Oct 23 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Interest rates cut 0.5 per cent, to 9.5 per cent
87 Oct 26 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Havers resigned as Lord Chancellor; replaced by Mackay
87 Oct 28 We Info Only Minor [Chronology] BP share sale price guaranteed by government
87 Oct 31 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] French intercepted huge IRA arms shipment from Libya (Eksund)
87 Nov 3 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Brooke succeeded Tebbit as Conservative Chairman
87 Nov 4 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Interest rates cut 0.5 per cent, to 9 per cent
87 Nov 8 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] IRA bombed Enniskillen remembrance service (11 killed)
87 Nov 18 We Info Only Minor [Chronology] King's Cross Underground fire
87 Dec 3 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Interest rates cut 0.5 per cent to 8.5 per cent
87 Dec 4 Fr Full Text Major [Chronology] Copenhagen European Council (ended 5 Dec)
87 Dec 7 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] MT briefly met Gorbachev at Brize Norton
87 Dec 8 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] INF Treaty signed at US-USSR summit in Washington
87 Dec 16 We Info Only Major [Chronology] NHS given 100m emergency funding
87 Dec 17 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] HC: Heath attacked community charge on 2R; backbench rebellion
88 Jan 3 Su Info Only Minor [Chronology] MT became longest serving British PM of twentieth century
88 Jan 4 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] MT toured Kenya and Nigeria (ended 8 Jan)
88 Jan 10 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Reshuffle: Whitelaw resigned following a stroke
88 Jan 25 Mo Info Only Minor [Chronology] HC: Mayhew announced no prosecutions from Stalker-Sampson inquiry
88 Jan 28 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-French summit in London
88 Feb 2 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit in London
88 Feb 8 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Gorbachev announced Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan from May
88 Feb 11 Th Full Text Major [Chronology] Brussels European Council (ended 13 Feb): budget agreement
88 Feb 18 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Next Steps published: reform of civil service
88 Mar 2 We Info Only Major [Chronology] NATO summit in Brussels
88 Mar 7 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Sterling `uncapped' on MT's insistence; rose above 3DM
88 Mar 15 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget
88 Mar 19 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] Army corporals murdered at Republican funeral in Belfast
88 Apr 6 We Info Only Minor [Chronology] MT visited Turkey (returned 8 Apr)
88 Apr 8 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Interest rates cut 0.5 per cent to 8 per cent
88 Apr 18 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] HC: Mates amendment `banding' community charge backed by 38 Tories
88 May 12 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] MT rift with Lawson detected at PQs
88 May 17 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Interest rates cut 0.5 per cent to 7.5 per cent (lowest 1979-90); MT formula of support for Lawson at PQs
88 Jun 2 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Interest rates increased 0.5 per cent to 8 per cent
88 Jun 2 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-US summit in London; Reagan spoke at Guildhall (3 Jun)
88 Jun 6 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Interest rates increased 0.5 per cent to 8.5 per cent
88 Jun 10 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-French summit in Paris
88 Jun 18 Sa Full Text Major [Chronology] Toronto G7 (ended 22 Jun)
88 Jun 22 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Interest rates increased 0.5 per cent to 9 per cent
88 Jun 27 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Hanover European Council (ended 28 Jun): Delors Committee established
88 Jun 28 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Interest rates increased 0.5 per cent to 9.5 per cent
88 Jul 4 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Interest rates increased 0.5 per cent to 10 per cent
88 Jul 6 We Full Text Key [Chronology] Jacques Delors told European Parliament that in ten years 80 per cent of economic and social legislation would be made there rather than at national level
88 Jul 9 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit at Chequers
88 Jul 17 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Alan Walters to return as MT's Economic Adviser
88 Jul 18 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Interest rates increased 0.5 per cent to 10.5 per cent
88 Jul 22 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Leon Brittan appointed European Commissioner
88 Jul 25 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Reshuffle: DHSS divided; Clarke takes Health, Moore Social Security; Newton joined Cabinet
88 Jul 25 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] July record balance of payment deficit; interest rates increased 1 per cent to 12 per cent
88 Jul 28 Th Info Only Minor [Chronology] Ashdown elected leader of Social and Liberal Democrats
88 Jul 30 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] MT visited Australia (returned 9 Aug)
88 Aug 8 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Interest rates raised 0.5 per cent to 11 per cent
88 Aug 20 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] IRA Ballygawley bomb; MT initiated security review
88 Sep 8 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] Jacques Delors addressed TUC Conference & invited them to join "the architects of Europe"
88 Sep 16 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Inflation rose 0.9 per cent to 5.7 per cent, three year high
88 Sep 21 We Info Only Minor [Chronology] MT visited Luxembourg and Spain (returned 23 Spt)
88 Oct 11 Tu Info Only Minor [Chronology] Parkinson pledged privatisation of British Coal after next election
88 Oct 19 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Broadcasting ban imposed on terrorists and apologists
88 Oct 20 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Plans announced to abolish right of silence
88 Oct 21 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-Italian summit in Milan
88 Nov 2 We Info Only Major [Chronology] MT visited Poland (returned 4 Nov)
88 Nov 8 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] George Bush elected US President
88 Nov 10 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Glasgow Govan by-election: SNP gain from Labour
88 Nov 15 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] MT visited Washington: farewell to Reagan (returned 17 Nov)
88 Nov 25 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Record balance of payments deficit (2.43b); interest rates increased 1 per cent to 13 per cent
88 Nov 29 Tu Info Only Minor [Chronology] Charter 88 launched
88 Nov 30 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-French summit at Mont St Michel
88 Dec 2 Fr Full Text Major [Chronology] Rhodes European Council (ended 3 Dec): arguments over Father Ryan
88 Dec 5 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] British Steel flotation
88 Dec 12 Mo Info Only Minor [Chronology] Clapham rail crash; 34 killed
88 Dec 16 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Currie resigned (salmonella in eggs)
88 Dec 21 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Lockerbie bombing
89 Jan 11 We Info Only Key [Chronology] NHS White Paper published ( Working for Patients )
89 Jan 14 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses burned in Bradford
89 Jan 25 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Green Papers on legal reform; bitterly attacked by profession
89 Jan 27 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Unofficial Scottish Constitutional Convention formed; (SNP pulled out 30 Jan)
89 Feb 14 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Fatwa against Rushdie; 20 Feb UK diplomats withdrawn from Iran
89 Feb 15 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Soviets completed withdrawal from Afghanistan
89 Feb 20 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit in Frankfurt (ended 21 Feb)
89 Feb 23 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Richmond by-election: Conservative hold, but worst vote fall since 1979
89 Feb 27 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-French summit in Paris
89 Mar 7 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Iran broke off diplomatic relations with UK over Rushdie
89 Mar 14 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget
89 Apr 5 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Gorbachev visit to Britain (ended 7 Apr)
89 Apr 7 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] HL: Mackay proposals strongly opposed
89 Apr 15 Sa Info Only Minor [Chronology] Hillsborough Stadium disaster: 95 crushed to death
89 Apr 17 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Delors Report published
89 Apr 20 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] West German government wavering on nuclear modernization
89 Apr 30 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit in Deidesheim
89 May 4 Th Info Only Minor [Chronology] Vale of Glamorgan by-election: Labour gain from Conservative
89 May 4 Th Info Only Minor [Chronology] Local elections
89 May 13 Sa Info Only Minor [Chronology] SDP announced it would no longer organise nationally
89 May 15 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] China: massive demonstrations in Tiananmen Square during Gorbachev visit
89 May 21 Su Info Only Minor [Chronology] UK expelled 11 Soviet diplomats
89 May 24 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Interest rates increased one per cent to 14 per cent
89 May 29 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] NATO summit in Brussels (ended 30 May): SNF compromise agreed
89 Jun 1 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-US summit in London
89 Jun 3 Sa Full Text Key [Chronology] China: Tiananmen Square massacre
89 Jun 8 Th Info Only Minor [Chronology] Summer strikes: unofficial dock strike (ended 1 Aug); rail strike (12 Jun-27 Jul)
89 Jun 10 Sa Info Only Minor [Chronology] General Jaruzelski visited Chequers
89 Jun 15 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] European Elections
89 Jun 20 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] MT met Howe and Lawson to discuss ERM line at Madrid Council (met again 25 Jun)
89 Jun 26 Mo Full Text Key [Chronology] Madrid European Council (ended 27 Jun): MT set "Madrid conditions" for ERM entry; rejected Social Charter
89 Jul 14 Fr Full Text Major [Chronology] Paris G7 opened (ended 16 Jly)
89 Jul 19 We Info Only Minor [Chronology] HC: Ridley mauled on community charge safety net
89 Jul 24 Mo Full Text Key [Chronology] Reshuffle: Major replaced Howe at Foreign Office; Howe new Deputy PM
89 Aug 14 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] South Africa: De Klerk became President in succession to P.W. Botha
89 Sep 10 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Hungary allowed East German refugees to cross border with Austria
89 Sep 19 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] MT visited Japan (returned via USSR 24 Spt)
89 Sep 22 Fr Info Only Minor [Chronology] IRA bombed Royal Marine Music School at Deal: ten dead
89 Oct 2 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] East Germany: Leipzig demonstrations began
89 Oct 2 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Labour Conference dropped unilateralism
89 Oct 5 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Interest rates increased one per cent to 15 per cent
89 Oct 11 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Community charge "safety net" to be dropped
89 Oct 18 We Full Text Major [Chronology] Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Meeting opened (ended 24 Oct): South Africa arguments
89 Oct 19 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Court of Appeal released Guildford Four
89 Oct 19 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] EMS quarrel publicly revived by Walters article in US
89 Oct 26 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Lawson resigned as Chancellor of the Exchequer; Major succeeded him; Hurd became Foreign Secretary; Waddington succeeded Hurd as Home Secretary; Renton became Chief Whip
89 Oct 28 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] Howe speech warned MT not to depart from Madrid compromise
89 Nov 9 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] East Germany announced opening of its border with West Germany; demolition of Berlin Wall began 10 Nov
89 Nov 17 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Czechoslovakia: beginning of demonstrations against the regime
89 Nov 18 Sa Full Text Major [Chronology] Paris European Council: to discuss Eastern Europe
89 Nov 21 Tu Info Only Minor [Chronology] HC televised
89 Nov 24 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-US summit at Camp David
89 Nov 28 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] MT to be challenged for party leadership (Sir A. Meyer announced)
89 Dec 2 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] MT met Lech Walesa for talks at Chequers
89 Dec 4 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] NATO summit in Brussels
89 Dec 5 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] MT won Conservative leadership election; 314:33 (27 abstained)
89 Dec 8 Fr Full Text Major [Chronology] Strasbourg European Council (ended 9 Dec)
89 Dec 10 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] Czechoslovakia: end of Communist rule (Havel President 29 Dec)
89 Dec 19 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Panama: US intervention to remove Norriega
89 Dec 22 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] Romania: Ceausescu overthrown (killed 25 Dec)
90 Jan 3 We Info Only Major [Chronology] Reshuffle: Fowler resigned; Howard joined Cabinet as Employment Secretary
90 Jan 20 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-French summit in Paris
90 Feb 10 Sa Info Only Key [Chronology] Kohl in Moscow: Gorbachev agreed German reunification
90 Feb 10 Sa Full Text Major [Chronology] South Africa: Mandela released (ANC unbanned 2 Feb)
90 Feb 23 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-Italian summit in London
90 Mar 11 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] Lithuania declared independence of USSR
90 Mar 20 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget
90 Mar 22 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Mid-Staffs by-election: Labour gain from Conservative
90 Mar 30 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-German summit in London
90 Mar 31 Sa Info Only Key [Chronology] Trafalgar Square riot
90 Apr 1 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] Strangeways prison siege (ended 25 Apr); disturbances in other gaols
90 Apr 10 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Customs seized components of Iraqi `supergun'
90 Apr 13 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-US summit in Bermuda
90 Apr 28 Sa Full Text Major [Chronology] Dublin European Council (informal): welcomed German reunification
90 May 3 Th Info Only Minor [Chronology] Local elections
90 May 4 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Latvia declared independence of USSR (Estonia followed 8 May)
90 May 4 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-French summit at Waddesdon Manor
90 May 4 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Reshuffle: David Hunt joined Cabinet in place of Peter Walker
90 Jun 7 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] MT visited USSR (returned 10 Jun)
90 Jun 25 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Dublin European Council (ended 26 Jun): political union IGC set up
90 Jul 1 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] German economic union
90 Jul 5 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] NATO summit in London (ended 6 Jly)
90 Jul 9 Mo Full Text Major [Chronology] Houston G7 summit (ended 11 Jly)
90 Jul 14 Sa Info Only Key [Chronology] Ridley resigned over comments on Germany; Lilley joined Cabinet to succeed him at DTI
90 Jul 16 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Kohl-Gorbachev talks: Gorbachev agreed united Germany in NATO
90 Jul 23 Mo Info Only Minor [Chronology] Reshuffle of junior ministers
90 Aug 2 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Iraq invaded Kuwait; MT with Bush in Aspen
90 Aug 9 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] UK announced commitment of forces to the Gulf
90 Sep 6 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Parliament recalled to discuss the Gulf
90 Sep 17 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] MT visited Czechoslovakia and Hungary (until 19 Spt)
90 Oct 3 We Info Only Key [Chronology] German reunification
90 Oct 5 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] Britain joined ERM; interest rates cut by one per cent to 14 per cent
90 Oct 14 Su Full Text Major [Chronology] MT held talks with De Klerk at Chequers
90 Oct 18 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Eastbourne by-election: Liberal Democrat gain from Conservatives
90 Oct 20 Sa Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-Italian summit at Chequers
90 Oct 27 Sa Full Text Major [Chronology] Rome European Council (ended 28 Oct)
90 Nov 1 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Howe resigned
90 Nov 2 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Reshuffle following Howe resignation
90 Nov 8 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Bradford and Bootle by-elections: poor results for Conservatives
90 Nov 13 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] HC: Howe's resignation speech
90 Nov 14 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Heseltine stood for Conservative leadership
90 Nov 18 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] MT departed for Paris; CSCE Conference (19-21 Nov)
90 Nov 20 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Conservative leadership election first ballot (MT 204:152 Heseltine)
90 Nov 22 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] MT announced decision not to contest second ballot
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