Wednesday 4th March 1981
Hugh Thomas, DW [David Wolfson], JH [John Hoskyns] CPS meeting with Terry [Terence Burns], AS [Alfred Sherman]
What is wrong - failing to face reality - no strategic thinking. We have to persuade MT of all the disasters were avoidable [sic] - panic last minute measures in budget - Could not be discussed but Fleet Street is getting word of what is up.
Niehans rejected my advice to leave out MLR [Minimum lending rate] reform - doesn t really matter.
Theatre Educating Rita