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1989 Nov 3 Fr
Archive (Thatcher MSS)
Personal and party papers, Cambridge

Media: Perks minute for MT (Howe speech after Lawson resignation) [journalists told Ingham that Howe 'acolytes' rang them to talk up the speech and offer 'spin'] [released Mar 2019]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Thatcher MSS, Churchill Archive Centre: THCR 1/3/32 f89
Editorial comments:

Sir Geoffrey Howe had made a speech in Bath on Saturday 28 Oct widely interpreted as a warning to MT following Lawson's resignation. See discussion on this page. Read all documents from the 1989 release of MT's party and personal papers.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 1p
Themes: Monetary policy, Economic, monetary & political union, Media, Executive, Executive (appointments), Conservatism, Leadership