The State of the Nation (1981)

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On the eve of the 1981 budget, ten journalists - Sarah Hogg, Hugh Stephenson, Peregrine Worsthorne, Mark Schreiber, Adam Raphael, Simon Jenkins, Fred Emery, Malcolm Dean, Malcolm Rutherford and Christopher Huhne - each representing a key member of the cabinet, reconstruct the arguments up to January 1981, particularly over economic policies, that have divided the cabinet into the "hawks" and the "wets".

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