• Short Summary

    Britain's Parliament reconvened on Monday (15 January) in a crisis atmosphere with no end in sight to a lorry driver's strike and rail services on the verge of a nationwide shutdown.

  • Description

    Britain's Parliament reconvened on Monday (15 January) in a crisis atmosphere with no end in sight to a lorry driver's strike and rail services on the verge of a nationwide shutdown. The truckers' action brought mounting industrial disruption and with supply lines in disarray, 175,000 workers have been laid off. Industrialists said a million more could be sent home during the week.

    SYNOPSIS: On Monday, an emergency Cabinet meeting was held at No. 10 Downing Street. Tony Benn, the Secretary of State for Energy, Chief Secretary of the Treasury, Joel Barnett, and Roy Mason, Secretary, Northern Ireland were there. Here is a report from the BBC.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ECYP90UMPCKNRKZVRZCAOSA3
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ECYP90UMPCKNRKZVRZCAOSA3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/01/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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