British Cabinet Resignations

International programming features the resignations of British prime ministers.

On Thursday, September 7, 2006, Tony Blair announced he… read more

International programming features the resignations of British prime ministers.

On Thursday, September 7, 2006, Tony Blair announced he would step down as British Prime Minister within the next year, a day after several junior members of his Labor Party government resigned over his refusal to set a timetable for departure. A portion of that day’s BBC “Newsnight” program about Mr. Blair’s announcement was shown.

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher decided to leave office in 1990. Like Tony Blair, she made her decision because of a leadership challenge from within her own party. A portion of a 1993 “Booknotes” interview, in which she talked about that decision, was shown. Also shown was a portion of Prime Minister’s Question Time from November 22, 1990, the day she announced she was stepping down close

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British Cabinet Resignations

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Program ID:
194233-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Video Magazine
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 10, 2006
Last Aired:
Sep 11, 2006

Airing Details

  • Sep 10, 2006 | 8:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 11, 2006 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1