The Thatcher Crisis Years

An era of protest and fury

1980s technology

New technology in 1983 involved TVs with text services, washing machines with computer chips and a new generation of microwave ovens

Government papers released now reveal that within Thatcher’s government there was real concern about sole American control of nuclear weapons stationed in the UK – especially at the time of the Greenham Common protests.  Defence secretaries John Nott then Michael Heseltine would have liked dual keys over the weapons of mass destruction but they didn’t …

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