Large scale document archive

1981 Aug 20 Th
Archive (Hoskyns MSS)

MT: Hoskyns, Wolfson and Millar memo for MT ("Your Political Survival") ["The Blockbuster" memo - "Your own management competence, like that of most of your colleagues, is almost non-existent ... Your own Leadership style is wrong"] [released 2016]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Hoskyns papers (privately held)
Editorial comments:

Supplied in photocopy form by Sir John, who held it back when the main body of his archive was transferred to the Churchill Archive Centre out of consideration for MT, who was still alive at the time. No copy of the document survives in the Thatcher MSS, very possibly because its recipient destroyed it. See Hoskyns Just In Time (2000) pp332-33 for further discussion. Ronnie Millar came up with the nickname 'Blockbuster'.

Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 8pp
Themes: Economy (general discussions), British Constitution (general discussions), Executive, Executive (appointments), Conservatism, Leadership