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City of London Big Bang

27th October 1986 Stock Exchange Big Bang

1986 – the sudden deregulation of the financial markets On the 27th October 1986, the London Stock Exchange rules changed, the day was forever known as ‘Big Bang’ Expectation of increased market activity. The origins of the change due to an agreement to settle a long-running antitrust case by the Office of Fair Trading against the London …

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Winston Churchill

26th October 1953 Churchill returns as Prime Minister

The Return of Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom   The Wartime leader returned to being Prime Minister a second time after the Conservative party one the 26th October 1953 General Election, defeating Clement Attlee at 77.  The slogan of the election the Conservatives ran on was a ‘Strong and Free’ Britain. Conservatives …

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Winston Churchill Born 1874, 30th November

Why was Winston Churchill Born at Blenheim Palace, 30th November 1874

Britain’s formidable wartime leader, Sir Winston Churchill, was born in late November 1874 at Blenheim Palace. But why Blenheim Palace? Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace on the 30th November 1874, but why was he born in Blenheim Palace?  Winston Churchill Facts Full Name: Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill Parents, Lord Randolph Churchill, and …

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Margaret Thatcher

13th October 1925 Margaret Thatcher was born

1925 Margaret Thatcher Former British Prime Minisiter was born on this day . Thatcher Served as Prime Minister from 1979 – 1990 Quotes, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money” “To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where …

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Thatcher Years dominated an era 79-90

Thatcher Years – Britains Iron Lady 1979-90

1979 was the beginning of a political era that would not only own the 1980s it would Brand it. The Thatcher years would also embody monumental events in Britain as it connected the 1970s to the 1990s. Thatcher was to wear the nickname ‘The Iron Lady’ through some testing times; the Falklands, ‘Big Bang’, ‘Poll Tax’, …

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The Brexit phenomena from that first speech to the referendum vote

“This will be a once-in-a-generation moment to shape the destiny of our country” 19th Feb 2016, David Cameron Leave or Remain the phenomena of giving the UK population an IN / OUT EU Referendum The story of Brexit goes back decades. The European question and the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Union. What …

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