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1981 Feb 8 Su
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US: Sherman paper for MT ("Potential snags in Anglo-American relations") [Reaganites since election "brutally differentiated themselves" from MT's government] [declassified 2010]

Document type: Declassified documents
Document kind: Memorandum
Venue: -
Source: Thatcher MSS (Churchill Archive Centre): THCR 1/10/19 f3
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: The cover note is by David Wolfson, MT's Chief of Staff, a non-official figure. This suggests that Sherman sent the paper to MT outside the government machinery. But in holding it back until after the budget, Wolfson prevents MT seeing it before her trip to see the new President at the end of Feb 1981.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 15pp
Themes: Foreign policy (Americas excluding USA), Foreign policy (Asia), Foreign policy (Middle East), Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU)