Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary (Falklands) [Walters pushes his Falklands resolution proposal; BBC anti-british bias on Falklands - “PM very upset ... why pay our money to have BBC subverted against us”][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: 171
Themes: Defence (Falklands), Industry, Monetary policy, Privatized & state industries, Pay, Public spending & borrowing

Monday 10th May 1982

Brittan agreed with me on Invergordon and instructed the Treasury to get a q.p.q. [quid pro quo] in terms of wage concessions.

Discussed with JV [John Vereker] a Falklands Deal

- Set out and “Agreement” and mentioned this to John Coles - he said PM would not look at it - but she needs to think along these lines.

Goldberger - on interest rates - thinks US + will come down together

Lunch at Argonats - discussed movement of Europe to impose “Industrial Democracy”

Consultation etc. on UK - I made point that it is an infringement of liberty of both employer and employee.

Long agony about how I launch my Falkland solution - John Coles/PM - but also WW [William Whitelaw] might like the idea. I prepare draft but dither about what to do next.

Panorama - dreadful Anti British B.C. [ie, BBC] account of Falklands - PM very upset - ITN much better and balanced. Why pay our money to have BBC subverted against us