Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary [Barclay spokesman spoke off the top of his head][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

Friday 3rd December 1982

PM very upset about the Barclay’s spokesman

- apparently according to Eddie G [Eddie George] he had not been expecting a question on interest rates and had spoken “off the top of his head” - but, I said to MS [Michael Scholar], that is where you would expect to get the truth

Leicester Mercury (John Stone) - firm in Leicester really got back to profit on my programme

Terence Becket at Op Research (Tommy Thompson) Piccadilly Hotel - very rambling and lacked cohesion - sat next to Kirby (Editor of Standard) who complained about Livingstone stopping advertising of GLC in Mail

Off to Coldham with Hazel