1970-1979 | Backing Apartheid | Backing repressive regimes

Callaghan – ‘I won’t be pushed’ into sanctions on Apartheid South Africa

[ 17 February 1978 ] On 17 February 1978, Prime Minister James Callaghan made it clear that he would not sacrifice British business interests to help end apartheid through the imposition of sanctions. ‘Why do it for political reasons ?’ he asked at a Cabinet Committee meeting on South Africa, adding ‘I won’t be pushed….