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1984 Jun 27 We
Archive (Thatcher MSS)
Personal and party papers, Cambridge

EC: Sir Percy Cradock letter to MT (congratulations on Fontainebleau budget settlement) [“It takes courage to fight; it also takes courage to settle …a very defensible deal … an incubus removed”] [released 2014]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: THCR 1/3/13 f39
Editorial comments: Cradock became MT s foreign policy and intelligence adviser at No.10 in Jan 1984. The letter is plainly referring to the outcome of the European Council at Fontainebleau, 25-26 June 1984.
Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 3pp
Themes: Conservatism, European Union (general), European Union Budget, Leadership