Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary (possible coal strike) [“PM caves in over the Coal strike”] [released 2012]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Walters MSS (Churchill Archives Centre): WTRS 3/1/1
Editorial comments: Entry written on Thursday 5 February but date subsequently corrected. The full handwritten text of the 1981 diary can be read here. The document is 80MB, so may take time to download.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 1p
Themes: Privatized & state industries, Energy, Public spending & borrowing

Thursday 19th February 1981

PM caves in over the Coal strike.

JH [John Hoskyns] furious and so is the NCB [National Coal Board] - got them “backs to the wall” and then she takes the wall away.

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