Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary [speechwriting - PM insists on fair tax system; Brezhnev dies - Reagan sent letter saying there might be opportunities][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: 121
Themes: Monetary policy, Taxation, Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states)

Friday 12th November 1982

PM’s speechwriting most of day - Death of Brezhnev - Reagan sent a letter saying that there might be opportunities now - rewriting the Foreign Policy part of speech - Balance budget part remains in, approved by Peter M [Peter Middleton] and presumably Eddie George, looks as though my peroration is for the chop!

Lunch at home!

More speechwriting - PM insists that we put in a piece on “fair tax system” in order to reassure the city that we would not introduce the Yellow Peril.

Peter Middleton - about yellow peril - and revenue letter of July on “depositions” for dividends receipts from abroad.

Dinner Hans Keller, Geoffrey …, at the Letwins

[13-14 November entries blank]