October 8, 1986
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party said Labor's commitment to remove all nuclear arms from Britain, including U.S.-made North Atlantic Treaty Organization missiles, would wreck the Atlantic Alliance. Party Chairman Norman Tebbit defended the government's pro-American policy at the annual party convention at Bournemouth.
July 13, 1985
The Department of Trade and Industry said that Britain's secretary of state for trade, Norman Tebbit, has decided not to refer the proposed acquisition to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission for further review. R. J. Reynolds Industries reported June 2 that it was offering $85 a share in cash for 50.2% of Nabisco Brand's common stock and $85 a share in preferred stock and debt securities for the remaining shares.
November 5, 1986 |
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was accused in Parliament on Tuesday of trying indirectly to manipulate the news reports of the state-funded British Broadcasting Corp. through a campaign of intimidation. During parliamentary question time the leader of the opposition Labor Party, Neil Kinnock criticized Conservative Party Chairman Norman Tebbit for trying to "subordinate the BBC by his smears."
November 25, 1987 |
Ten leading members of Britain's ruling Conservative Party--including former Prime Minister Edward Heath and former party chairman Norman Tebbit--have turned down invitations to Thursday's London charity premiere of Sir Richard Attenborough's "Cry Freedom." The film about black South African activist Steve Biko, which opened in the United States and Zimbabwe earlier this month, is an indictment of South Africa's racial policies.
February 20, 1986 |
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher today claimed anti-Americanism was being deliberately fostered in Britain by opponents of plans to sell parts of the British Leyland vehicle firm to General Motors. "I fear some anti-Americanism has been aroused, and I fear some deliberately, in the United Kingdom about the future of British Leyland," Thatcher told the House of Commons.
December 21, 1989 |
Britain's plan to give about 225,000 Hong Kong citizens the right to live in the United Kingdom by 1997 provoked an angry split in the ruling Conservative Party today. Norman Tebbit, a former party chairman and one-time close adviser of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, led a right-wing attack on the plan, announced Wednesday by Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd.