John Smith debating in 1979.
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Scottish independence: Devolution 79 - John Smith

A debate on devolution was held in the Oxford Union ahead of referendums in Scotland and Wales in 1979. The motion was "this house would urge the people of Scotland and Wales to support the government's devolution proposals". John Smith, the Labour government's trade secretary, proposes.

Clip taken from The Devolution Debate, first broadcast 28 February 1979

  • 17 Sep 2014