Economy: Reagan letter to Thatcher (support over mines and docks strikes) [declassified 1998]
|Document type:||thatcher record|
|Source:||Reagan Library: NSA Head of State File (Box 35)|
|Editorial comments:||Despatched 1542 GMT 18 July 1984. Declassified 13 October 1998.|
|Word count:||109 words|
|Themes:||Foreign policy (USA), Labour Party and Socialism, Strikes and other union action|
By SMF, NARA, Date 10/13/98
July 18, 1984
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.