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Westland: MT letter to Michael Heseltine (resignation) [drafts as well as final text of letter] [declassified Feb 2016]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM 19/1667 f126
Editorial comments: Michael Heseltine did not send a resignation letter and did not reply to MT’s, so that the normal exchange did not take place. 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: 9pp
Themes: British Constitution (general discussions), Executive, Executive (appointments), Conservatism, Defence (general), Industry, Foreign policy (USA), Leadership, Famous statements by MT, Charles Powell minutes