Thatcher: Paradoxes of secrecy
09 Apr 2013

In this Index on Censorship magazine article from 1988, investigative reporter Duncan Campbell claimed that former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died this week, was “utterly disdainful of press freedom and open government”

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Paradoxes of secrecy – free speech in the Thatcher years

Padraig Reidy

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