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1984 Oct 16 Tu
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Brighton Bomb: MT letter to Michael Foot (thanks for his message) [“It is as well we cannot foretell the future - we could not endure the knowledge”] [released 2014]

Document type: Declassified documents
Document kind: Letter
Venue: -
Source: THCR 3/2/150 f95
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: Michael Foot’s letter has not survived in her files. Her handwritten reply suggests that MT was especially moved by it. Identification of recipient from internal evidence - particularly reference to Jill [Jill Craigie], his wife.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 2pp
Themes: Labour Party & socialism, Law & order, Terrorism, 1984-85 coal strike