Wednesday 24th June 1981
Working on PM s speech from 7.00pm in House.
PM s reception at No. 10 but she was in the House of Commons and Lady Tylney [sic: Tilney] took over. Talked to Peter Tapsell and told him I had written about his Economist Club address to Keith [Keith Joseph] - he is a nice man.
Debate. Prior and Varley - great bores. St John Stevas found every cliché in the book. Foot, funny and stylish, but said nothing about policy except inflate . She slaughtered him - House v. rowdy. 10.30