Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary (Falklands) [Sheffield sinking; possible peaceful Falklands solution][released 2012]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Walters MSS (Churchill Archives Centre): WTRS 3/1/2
Editorial comments: Read other entries from this diary. View all Walters documents. The original diary can be studied here
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 127
Themes: Defence (Falklands), Industry, Monetary policy, Privatized & state industries, Public spending & borrowing

Wednesday 5th May 1982

Sheffield sinking clamour in papers

Cecil P [Cecil Parkinson] said he had been nobbled by George Younger to support Invergordon. PM wanted to do it.

Emergency Cabinet on Falklands - Cecil P said there would be an attempt at a peaceful solution.

Christopher Dunn (Broker) at Reform - he was still v. bullish for UK. I asked him to buy £8,000 of World Bank £ Bonds at 14% or so.

MS [Michael Scholar] said it was no use proposing a bribe-out solution to the Falklands.

Personal Note to Leon Brittan on Invergordon

- get wages down as a quid pro quo

Bill Synder and Louise Schaffer at Chelsea Arts Club

- he has been hired by SDP to advise on direct mail subscriptions