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Great Britain 1900 - Date (II): see Great Britain 1900 - Date (I) & Great Britain Early - 1899 (I) & (II) & (III) & Great Britain & England & Scotland & Wales & Royal Family & Europe & European Union & British Empire & UK Foreign Relations & United Kingdom & World War I & World War II & European Union & Brexit

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62,271.  Welcome to the 1970s - now seen as the decade that tastes forgot ... All this happened on television.  (1970s & England & Great Britain & Television)  It Was Alright in the 1970s, Channel 4 2014

 

62,272.  In 1970 protesters targeted the Miss World contest in London.  (1970s & England & Great Britain & Television)  ibid.

 

62,273.  I want to be raped!’  (1970s & England & Great Britain & Television & Rape)  ibid.  Butterflies monologue

 

62,274.  Nowhere did we smoke more it would seem than on television.  (1970s & England & Great Britain & Television)  ibid.

 

 

62,275.  Only one of three TV channels ... A time before political correctness.  (1970s & England & Great Britain & Television)  It Was Alright in the 1970s II

 

62,276.  What passed for seventies entertainment.  (1970s & England & Great Britain & Television)  ibid.

 

62,277.  Where were the liberated female role models on TV?  (1970s & England & Great Britain & Television)  ibid.

 

62,278.  Ford’s ‘she doesn’t know ...’ [ad nauseam] TV ad.  (1970s & England & Great Britain & Television & Advertisement)  ibid.

 

62,279.  The Man Alive Report: Public Disgrace 1976 ... ‘Gay shirts ... I have in every way leaned backwards to be absolutely sure of my facts.’  (1970s & England & Great Britain & Television)  ibid.  rozzer

 

62,280.  Sez Les 1972: The sketch show’s camp stereotype made regular appearances in silly outfits.  (1970s & England & Great Britain & Television)  ibid.

 

62,281.  In ’70’s light entertainment camp was king or queen.  (1970s & England & Great Britain & Television)  ibid.

 

62,282.  The Black and White Minstrel Show 1958 to 1978.  (1970s & England & Great Britain & Television)  ibid.

 

62,283.  The Goodies’ South African ‘nig-nogs’ sketch.  (1970s & England & Great Britain & Television)  ibid.

 

62,284.  Curry and Chips 1969 London Weekend Television.  ‘Woman shot rather than raped’ sketch ... axed after six episodes.  (1970s & England & Great Britain & Television)  ibid.

 

62,285.  Love thy Neighbour: Sambos, spades.  (1970s & England & Great Britain & Television)  ibid.

 

62,286.  1977: Mind Your Language.  (1970s & England & Great Britain & Television)  ibid.

 

 

31,543.  Waitress: Would you like to order, sir?

 

Margaret Thatcher: Yes.  I would like a steak.

 

Waitress: How do you like it?

 

Margaret Thatcher: Oh, raw please.

 

Waitress: What about the vegetables?

 

Margaret Thatcher: Oh, they’ll have the same as me.  (Great Britain & Politics & England & Thatcher)  Spitting Image

 

 

31,544.  ... Who has the moral courage to expose and root out those who try to rot us from within and hold us to ransom by anarchy, blackmail and brute force.

 

The Communist Trojan Horse is in our midst with its fellow-travellers wriggling their maggoty way inside its belly.  Only firm and dynamic leadership can deal with this; it requires high moral courage.  (England & Great Britain & Thatcher & Communism & Cold War)  The Daily Telegraph, letter from General Walter Walker

 

 

36,688.  This pageantry cloaks the British constitution.  But what’s really at its heart?  Have you ever heard of parts of it called Misc 7, OD, Odsa, Gen 29, Misc 94 or the LF – what do you think they are?  In some ways these organisations are more secret than MI5 or MI6.  And there are many more of them.  These mysterious initials are amongst any prime minister’s most closely regarded secrets.  These are the organisations who have really decided critical national issues over the last ten years.  (Secret Government & Great Britain & Government)  Duncan Campbell, Secret Society: The Secret Constitution, Secret Government Committees, BBC 1987

 

36,689.  That power is most vulnerable but most critical at the time of a general election.  In the last two elections outgoing governments used such committees for unusual tactics, which like details of the committees themselves, have no place in the textbooks that are supposed to teach us about the British constitution.  (Secret Government & Great Britain & Elections & Government)  ibid.

 

 

31,545.  The tragic-comedy of Britain in the 1970s: it was a bad hair decade.  Students were revolting.  Militant unions were striking.  Force was met with force.  Asset-strippers were flourishing.  As inflation and unemployment rocketed.  (England & Great Britain & 1970s)  The Lost World of the Seventies: A Report by Michael Cockerell, BBC 2012

 

31,546.  A senior general – Sir Walter Walker – who was setting up his own private army to save the country from the catastrophe of a takeover by the Marxists.  (England & Great Britain & 1970s)  ibid.

 

31,547.  Long Longford: self-appointed guardian of the country’s morals.  (England & Great Britain & 1970s & Morality)  ibid.

 

31,548.  Sir Robert Mark who as London’s top policeman was on a mission to clean up Scotland Yard.  (England & Great Britain & 1970s & Police)  ibid.

 

31,549.  Sir Jimmy Goldsmith – the tycoon with a complex business and love life who believed the media were plotting to destroy capitalism.  (England & Great Britain & 1970s & Capitalism)  ibid.  

 

31,550.  General Walker had allowed the cameras to film how NATO prepared for war.  (England & Great Britain & 1970s & NATO)  ibid.

 

31,551.  Lord Longford – the great moral crusader of the decade.  He was a contradictory character.  An hereditary earl who identified with the outcasts of society.  He made headlines in the seventies by visiting notorious criminals in prison and for his campaign against pornography.  (England & Great Britain & 1970s & Morality)  ibid.

 

31,552.  When the Longford Report was published it recommended much stricter laws on pornography.  The government ignored it.  (England & Great Britain & 1970s & Morality & Pornography)  ibid.

 

31,553.  Goldsmith was fiercely protective of his business reputation. ... Private Eye targeted Goldsmith; it depicted him as an asset-stripper.  (England & Great Britain & 1970s & Capitalism)  ibid.

 

31,554.  Faced with evidence of widespread corruption, [Robert] Mark pledged to purge all bent detectives from the Force.  (England & Great Britain & 1970s & Police)  ibid.

 

31,555.  He found Scotland Yard a secretive Masonic place with its own inbred culture.  (England & Great Britain & 1970s & Police)  ibid.

 

31,556.  Mark’s prime target for reform was the Flying Squad.  (England & Great Britain & 1970s & Police)  ibid.

 

31,557.  The CID alone would no longer investigate corruption charges against its own officers.  A-10 was run by the uniformed branch.  (England & Great Britain & 1970s & Police)  ibid.

 

31,558.  The Commissioner took dramatic action: in a dawn raid Bill Moody was arrested – he’d been head of the dirty squad and worked for A10.  Also arrested was Ken Drury, the Flying Squad chief who had been on the sunshine holiday with [James] Humphreys.  The biggest fish of all was Commander Wally Virgo, who was in overall charge of both the Porn and Flying Squads.  Humphreys claims he paid Virgo £2,000 in cash every month.  (England & Great Britain & 1970s & Police)  ibid.

 

31,559.  600 police officers who left Scotland Yard prematurely during Robert Marks’ five years at the top.  (England & Great Britain & 1970s & Police)  ibid.  

 

 

31,567.  I am convinced that many Ugandans will donate generously to save their innocent friends ... Save Britain Fund.  Idi Amin

 

 

31,568.  I do not intend to be the first woman prime minister of a mediocre and declining Britain.  (Great Britain & Thatcher)  Margaret Thatcher

 

 

31,569.  America has no truer friend than Great Britain.  George Bush

 

 

9,983.  This best British art is challenging, threatening, controversial.  (Art & Great Britain)  Janet Street-Porter, The Genius of British Art: Modern Times, 2010

 

9,984.  The Britain in fact that I grew up in: the stifling, narrow-minded country my parents embodied with their boring petty values.  No wonder we were always arguing.  (Art & Great Britain)  ibid.

  

9,985.  They actually transformed British society through a series of social and cultural revolutions.  Their art said bollocks to British complacency.  (Art & Great Britain)  ibid.

 

9,986.  The 1960s was the most marked decade of change Britain had ever seen ... Art was at the forefront of that renaissance.  A new art that was revolutionary because it was made by young people.  (Art & Great Britain & 1960s)  ibid. 

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