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Pre-1979: Pre-premiership Chronology

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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
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