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Economy: Alan Walters diary (budget) [Whitelaw says Brixton is where “Enoch is right”. Foot degenerates 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: 65
Themes: Employment, Monetary policy, Privatized & state industries, Race, immigration, nationality, Transport

Monday 27th July 1981

Willie Whitelaw very much approves of my measures. He said Brixton is where Enoch is right. It is the only place . Railton Road should be bulldozed.

1.15 Lunch with Gvnr [Governor of the Bank of England, Gordon Richardson], Orr Ewing, Bateman and Waldegrave.

3.30 Employment debate - Foot degenerated after 15 minutes into an inflationeer filled by hot air. My measure £40/£15 accepted quietly by opposition.