Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary [lunch with Reagan][released 2012]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Walters MSS (Churchill Archives Centre): WTRS 3/1/2
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Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 110
Themes: Monetary policy, Foreign policy (USA)

Tuesday 8th June 1982

Base Rates down NatWest first move to 12½% - Barclays eventually followed

PM was missing fan in study - very noisy and sent papers flying all over the place

G men all over the place - very nervous

Paddie [Paddie Walters] came early to lunch and had a job to get in

Lunch with Pres Reagan - Paddie very thrilled. Saw Ed Meese, wearing the same Adam Smith tie - he asked us to the White House

Robert Armstrong crowed about my gaucheries in complaining to him about my exclusion from the Summit briefing

Dinner at the Chowns - Olive Dawson, very enthusiastic about my policy