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1981 Feb 16 Mo
Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary (budget) [article in Financial Times - travesty of advice; PM furious] [released 2012]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Walters MSS (Churchill Archives Centre): WTRS 3/1/1
Editorial comments: Read other entries from this diary. View all Walters documents. The original diary can be studied here
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 72
Themes: Monetary policy, Media

Monday 16th February 1981

Anatole Kaletsky article in FT saying I favoured monetary expansion and reduction in ER [exchange rate] - travesty of my advice, but I am learning that the quality press is an ego trip.

[Different pen used from this point] - PM was furious and inveighed against me in the media meeting (according to DW [David Wolfson] ) and sent Clive [Clive Whitmore] up to give me a bollacking [sic].

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