Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary [PM speech - Falklands spirit applied to railways][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: 77
Themes: Defence (Falklands), Monetary policy, Trade unions

Saturday 3rd July 1982

PM spoke in Wales - Falkland Spirit applied to railways - “go back in the national interest” a very bad message indeed - Selwyn Gummer I expect - should only go back if it is in their interests not the interests of their union officers [in fact this was the Cheltenham speech]

Dinner at Richard Layard’s - extend YWS to YOPers [those on the Youth Opportunities Programme] - he thought a good idea