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Margaret Thatcher’s legacy: Film screening of 'Generation Right' and panel...

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A rare public screening of the 2015 documentary, ‘Generation Right’, will take place on Wednesday 21 March in Committee Room 4a, Houses of Parliament, London. It will then be followed by a panel discussion of the issues raised in the film involving a number of eminent speakers.

‘Generation Right’ shows how the UK has been profoundly changed by Margaret Thatcher's long period of office as Prime Minister. The documentary, directed by Michelle Coomber and based on the research of Colin Hay, Will Jennings, Emily Gray and Stephen Farrall, brilliantly mixes archive footage and interviews with key political figures of that era, including Michael Howard, Douglas Hurd and David Blunkett. The film captures the profound sea change orchestrated by Thatcher with a view to creating ‘a climate of opportunity and enterprise’ and explores in full the consequences of many of the key ‘Thatcherite’ policies of the 1980s.

The screening of the documentary, which lasts 40 minutes, will be followed by a panel discussion and then Q&A. We are delighted to announce that the panel will be made up of: Lord Blunkett of Brightside and Hillsborough; Richard Garside, Director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies, Professor Tim Bale, School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London and Charlie Peters, a writer and broadcaster based in Scotland, reading philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.

PLEASE NOTE: We recommend arriving at the venue in advance of the start time to allow extra time to clear Houses of Parliament security.

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