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Economy: Reagan letter to Thatcher (support over mines and docks strikes) [declassified 1998]

Document type:thatcher record
Document kind:Archive
Venue:White House
Source:Reagan Library: NSA Head of State File (Box 35)
Journalist:-
Editorial comments:Despatched 1542 GMT 18 July 1984. Declassified 13 October 1998.
Importance ranking:Major
Word count:109 words
Themes:Foreign policy (USA), Labour Party and Socialism, Strikes and other union action

Declassified 98-005#11
By SMF, NARA, Date 10/13/98

Confidential

July 18, 1984

Dear Margaret:

In recent weeks I have thought often of you with considerable empathy as I follow the activities of the miners’ and dockworkers’ unions. I know they present a difficult set of issues for your government.

I just wanted you to know that my thoughts are with you as you address these important issues; I'm confident as ever that you and your government will come out of this well.

Warm regards,
Ron