MT: "Thatcher drops a few names" (lunchtime speech in Bonn goes wrong) [officials cause her embarrassment]
|Source:||The Times , 19 Nov 1981|
|Journalist:||Patricia Clough, The Times|
MT's speech had been drafted by officials in the Foreign Office, whose head (Sir Michael Palliser) afterwards wrote her a letter of deepest apology. In the audience, among others, seems to have been Helmut Kohl.
|Themes:||Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU), Executive|