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Economy: Alan Walters diary [attempts to get Japanese to import more][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: 128
Themes: Monetary policy

Thursday 7th October 1982

To Brighton - but did note for Ian Gow on the Powell Speech ridiculing PM’s attempt to get Japs to import more + export less - I said Powell logic is right but it is reasonable for PM to explain to Japs the virtue of Free Trade for THEM as well as us - PM met us on steps of Grand Hotel and chatted - more light touches in speech

Gordon Pepper has some ideas on issuing bonds

Attended speechwriting session - awfully messy

RM [Ronnie Millar] prepared a two page piece on Owen’s unilateralism

- but PM said she could not do it

Return to see if I am needed - but enough there already

- so we go to hear Bill Deedes