Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary (budget) [meeting with Gow and Joseph; anxious about SDP; Joseph clearly represents views to PM][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: 38
Themes: Monetary policy, Public spending & borrowing

Sunday 19th July 1981

Dinner with KJ [Keith Joseph] at Ian Gow s house. Both very honest, loyal and straightforward. Anxious about SDP. KJ thinks I had great influence on outcomes, especially budget. He clearly represented my views strongly to the PM.