Archive (Thatcher MSS)

Economy: Sir Geoffrey Howe speech draft on trade unions (MT: "the press will crucify you for this")

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: House of Commons
Source: Thatcher MSS (2/1/3/9)
Editorial comments: Undated, but the opening paragraph refers to MT's speech of 9 January 1978, so date estimated 11 January by the editor. A note in the file by MT's PPS, Adam Butler, shows that she asked Butler to urge Howe not to deliver the speech on grounds made clear by her annotations.
Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 15pp
Themes: Trade unions, Trade union law reform, Strikes & other union action