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Videos of House of Commons debates before 2007
« on: January 09, 2019, 03:58:26 PM »
The earliest video I can find showing a debate in the House of Commons is at parliamentlive.tv, from 4 December 2007.

Is 2007 really the earliest year available?  I thought I had seen earlier videos in the past.

Also is there a separate website for audio-only recordings of the House of Commons?  I suspect these would have been available quite a bit earlier than videos.

I have found the *written* words, for example John McDonnell's 1997 speech, but where are the videos?

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Re: Videos of House of Commons debates before 2007
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 04:07:55 PM »
There's definitely footage from Thatcher right at the end of her reign, where she's in 'fine form' having a laugh and a joke the cheeky scamp.

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Re: Videos of House of Commons debates before 2007
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 04:50:33 PM »
I think this is what you might be refering to Biggy - https://youtu.be/w9iu6BfAJ4w?t=2879

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Re: Videos of House of Commons debates before 2007
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 04:52:17 PM »
Yes they started televising from the House of Commons during the 80s.  Whether anybody saw fit to keep the scraps of it they accidentally recorded on VHS is another matter.

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Re: Videos of House of Commons debates before 2007
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 04:52:47 PM »
This too, thatchers last PMQ's - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lSIdJlSHQQ