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1989 Oct 27 Fr
Archive (Thatcher MSS)
Personal and party papers, Cambridge

Media: Ingham briefing for MT (Walden interview) [briefing before and after Lawson's resignation; latter MT "first saw ... AFTER the interview!!"] [released Mar 2019]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Thatcher MSS, Churchill Archive Centre: THCR 5/2/364 f163
Editorial comments:

Ingham's original briefing for the interview, written on 25 Oct, was overtaken by Lawson's resignation the following day. But updated briefing did not reach MT in time. Note that Woodrow Wyatt's diary records that he exchanged messages between MT and Walden in advance of the interview, so she was not completely in the dark as to Walden's line of questioning. See discussion on this page. Read all documents from the 1989 release of MT's party and personal papers.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 4pp
Themes: NHS reforms 1987-90, Monetary policy, Community charge ("poll tax"), Media, General Elections, Executive, Executive (appointments), Conservatism, Leadership