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No-confidence debate anniversary

NPG P174, Michael FootToday is the 30th anniversary of the no-confidence debate in the House of Commons which brought down James Callaghan’s government. I have a piece on this in The Times (unfortunately not online) while BBC Parliament is devoting this evening to original coverage of the dramatic events, as well as new documentaries.

For real anoraks you can read the full Hansard record of the debate by clicking here.

BBC Parliament broadcast audio highlights of the no-confidence debate last night, including the speech by Donald Stewart, the SNP’s then Parliamentary leader, while Jim Naughtie did an excellent report on Saturday morning’s edition of Today on Radio 4.

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