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Thatcher 1979 confidence debate speech

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Thirty years ago, on 28 March 1979, James Callaghan's Labour government lost a confidence motion by one vote and was forced to call an early General Election that would sweep Margaret Thatcher to power.

Then opposition leader Margaret Thatcher launched the confidence debate with a stinging attack on the government.

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