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Economy: Alan Walters diary (budget) [“shambles of govt”; ”genuine confusion, especially Lamont, about where we were going”] [released 2012]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Walters MSS (Churchill Archives Centre): WTRS 3/1/1
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Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 52
Themes: Conservatism, Monetary policy

Thursday 5th March 1981

JH gave me [sic]

Dinner Norman Lamont, Cecil Parkinson, JH [John Hoskyns], AS [Alfred Sherman], Elizabeth Cottrell + - shambles of govt - junior ministers do not know and are increasingly delayed with whispering campaigns - openly hostile at times. But genuine confusion, especially Lamont, about where we were going.