Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary (budget) [PM “slaughtered” Foot in debate][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: 89
Themes: Monetary policy

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