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1986 Jan 9 Th
Archive (Thatcher MSS)

Westland: MT speaking notes (necessity of restoring collective responsibility) [“must restore govt’s standing & observe conclusions of 19th Dec”] [released Jan 2017]

Document type: Declassified documents
Document kind: -
Venue: -
Source: THCR 1/4/11 f27
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: For the convenience of readers a transcript of the text by the site editor follows each handwritten page. The Cabinet Minutes for 9 Jan 1986 show that MT delivered remarks very much along the lines of these notes at the beginning of the discussion of Westland (Item 1, page 1). Read other documents selected from this file.
Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 4pp
Themes: British Constitution (general discussions), Executive, Executive (appointments), Conservatism, Defence (general), Foreign policy (USA), Leadership, Media, Famous statements by MT