Large scale document archive

1979 Nov 15 Th
Archive (Thatcher MSS)
Personal and party papers, Cambridge

Broadcasting: Gordon Reece minute to MT (PPB slot available 21 Nov) [“If you considered this an appropriate moment to talk to the electorate”] [released 2010]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: THCR 2/6/2/134
Editorial comments: A note by Angus Maude follows the minute by Gordon Reece, on which Richard Ryder had asked him to comment. A package of economic measures was announced on 15 Nov to restart sales of British government debt (gilts), involving a 3 percent increase in interest rates, the largest single day increase before or since. MT did not appear.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 2pp
Themes: Conservative Party (organization), Media