Commentary (The Times)

MT: "Thatcher drops a few names" (lunchtime speech in Bonn goes wrong) [officials cause her embarrassment]

Document type: Press
Source: The Times , 19 Nov 1981
Journalist: Patricia Clough, The Times
Editorial comments: MT's speech had been drafted by officials in the Foreign Office, whose head (Sir Michael Palliser) afterwards wrote her a letter of deepest apology. In the audience, among others, seems to have been Helmut Kohl.
Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: 1p
Themes: Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU)