Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary (budget) [Walters not invited to meeting; Burns claimed credit for budget switch; “Am I in the dog house?”] [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: 67
Themes: Monetary policy, Taxation, Media

Wednesday 18th March 1981

Burns + Middleton - Burns is claiming credit for the switch in budget strategy (new PSBR calculation).

PM met new W Bank Chairman [World Bank President] Clausen with Chancellor - but I was not invited. Sent her a memo but too complicated and too late.

Am I in the dog house?

Burns went to great lengths to say how embarrassed they were by my press - Kaletsky