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1986 Jan 8 We
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Westland: MT speaking note for cabinet ("a word about Westland") ["We cannot go on like this … even questions of fact should be cleared through the Cabinet Office"] [declassified Feb 2016]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM 19/1667 f141
Editorial comments: This document triggered Heseltine’s walkout from the cabinet and resignation. The full file from which this item is taken can be seen here. Read other documents selected from this file.
Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 2pp
Themes: British Constitution (general discussions), Executive, Executive (appointments), Conservatism, Defence (general), Industry, Foreign policy (USA), Leadership, Famous statements by MT, Charles Powell minutes