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Reel Number: 220735-04-P2
Year / Date: 1988,1980s
Country: England,United Kingdom,USA
Location: DC,Washington,White House
TC Begins: 16:33:04
TC Ends: 16:54:35
NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk 1988 - Color, President Reagan: State Dinner & Thatcher Toasts. 16Nov88 Pt. 2 of 4 16:39:56 Reagan SOF Continued... “Some of our predecessors were lucky enough to have had a similar partnership: Lloyd George & Woodrow Wilson, Winston Churchill & Franklin Roosevelt. In each instance, both our nations have been enriched. At the same time, I believe we've added to the great stream of Anglo-American history & helped strengthen the tradition of a special relationship between the leaders of our two nations. 16:40:20 “The impact of Mrs. Thatcher's leadership at home & abroad secures her place in history. When we look back to 1979, the year she led the Conservative Party into office, the United Kingdom, like the United States, was suffering through a period of intense economic & social stress. British unemployment was increasing; inflation was approaching 20 percent; productivity, which had been stagnant for years, showed no sign of improving. Britain's best minds were often seeking economic opportunity abroad & frequent labor unrest made economic policy decisions difficult to implement. 16:41:03 “I will not recite the impressive evidence showing how brilliantly the Prime Minister has succeeded over the last 9 years in leading Great Britain to a renaissance of both economy & spirit. They need no elaboration. Through her force of character, her determination to wrest Britain from her doldrums, her personal example of hard work & standing up for what is right, Margaret Thatcher reminded us of the crucial role strong leadership plays in a democracy. 16:41:35 “When the Prime Minister applied her formidable talents to foreign policy, the results were much the same. She approached Great Britain's role among nations w/ a clear vision of what she wished to accomplish & how she intended to go about it. Central to her view of the world & to mine is the NATO alliance, an alliance of mutual security & shared responsibilities. Together the nations of NATO have succeeded in doing what almost no one would have dreamed impossible - or possible. I don't need the ``im'' on there. We have preserved the peace & provided the foundation for the longest period of growth & prosperity in Europe's history. 16:42:19 “Today we're faced w/ a Soviet leadership eager for a change & for better relations w/ the West. We stand ready to work w/ the Soviets to resolve our differences. But we must not lose sight of the policies & vision that have served us well in the past, & that the spirit & leadership of Prime Minister Thatcher have strengthened & sustained. And we must not lose hold of her patience in pursuit of our long-term objectives: vigilance in defense of our liberties & determination in advancing the cause of human rights. Beyond Europe's boundaries, Britain & America are working together to advance an ideal: the return to democracy for many nations that have lost it. We're encouraging a democratic tide around the world: in Asia, Latin America, Africa, & even the new stirrings in Eastern Europe & the Soviet Union. 16:43:18 “The Prime Minister was already well established in office when I began my first term almost 8 years ago. As I prepare to depart this office in January, I take considerable satisfaction in knowing that Margaret Thatcher will still reside at Number 10 Downing Street & will be there to offer President Bush her friendship, cooperation & advice. 16:43:41 “She's a world leader in every meaning of the word. And Nancy & I are proud to claim the Thatchers as our friends, just as America is proud to claim the United Kingdom as a friend & ally. Ladies & gentlemen, will you please stand to join me in expressing admiration & appreciation for Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, & in raising a toast to Her Majesty the Queen. 16:44:11 Audience members. “Hear! Hear!“ Toast raised, applause. Continued... State Visit; Special Relationship; Anglo-American Friendship; State Dinner; Praise; 1980s; Diplomacy; NOTE: Up to any continuous 11 minutes of 16:33:49 - 16:54:35 sold at per reel rate. NOTE: Credit must be given to Reagan Presidential Library. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk
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