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1979 Nov 30 Fr
Archive (Thatcher MSS)

Europe: Speech to Dublin European Council (urges British budget rebate) [“arrangement would last as long as the problem”] [released 2010]

Document type: Declassified documents
Document kind: Speaking notes
Venue: -
Source: Thatcher MSS (Churchill Archive Centre): THCR 1/17/58
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: Afternoon. Council proceedings take place behind closed doors, though national delegations often give extensive press briefing as to what has been said and done (not always reliable). There are several other drafts of this speech in the relevant file at Kew, PREM19/133. Generally British ministers and officials also constructed a detailed written record of proceedings, but none has been found for this Council.
Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 17pp
Themes: European Union (general), European Union Budget