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.
|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.|
|Themes:||Privatized & state industries, Energy, Public spending & borrowing|