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Flashcards in Bottomley's Quiz Deck (10):
1

What were the first companies to be privatised?

BP
Cable and Wireless
British aerospace

2

What was the beaching report?

Restructuring of the railways in Britain

3

When did Scotland push for home rule?

1977

4

When was the IMF loan?

1976

5

What deficit did Harold Wilson inherit in 1964?

£800 million debt

6

Why was Rupert Murdoch a supporter of Thatcher?

He was merciless in his approach to dealing with printing unions

7

Who was Norman Tebbit?

Outspoken Essex MP
Trade secretary in Thatcher's cabinet
He was liked by fellow Thatcherite's for his down to earth and abrasive character

8

When was the British currency decimalised

1971

9

When was the second race relations act?

1968

10

How long did the Falklands war last?

74 days
April 2, 1982 - June 14, 1982