LevelItem
Ref NoHJSY/2/6
TitleConversations 1980
Date2 January 1980 - 18 November 1980
Extent1 file
Creator NameYoung; Hugo John Smelter (1938 - 2003) journalist
DescriptionTyped and handwritten notes written by Hugo Young to record political conversations and informal interviews held with individuals in 1980.

The conversations are with the following people:

Jim Prior, 2 January 1980
Chris Patten, 3 January 1980
Notes on Downing Street reception, 17 January 1980
Bill Rodgers, 18 January 1980
Francis Pym, 22 January 1980

Chris Patten, 'early' February 1980
Barney Hayhoe, 5 February 1980
David Steel, 26 February 1980

Ian Gilmour, 7 March 1980
David Owen, 20 March 1980
Jim Prior, 27 March 1980
David Howell, 28 March 1980

Ian Gilmour, 26 April 1980
'Thoughts on the economy' after lunches with Kenneth Baker and Chris Beauman, 30 April 1980

Roy Hattersley, 7 May 1980*

David Marquand, 3 June 1980
Bill Rodgers, 4 June 1980
Chris Patten, 5 June 1980
David Owen, 6 June 1980
Shirley Williams, 6 June 1980

Jim Prior, 15 July 1980
John Hoskyns, 26 July 1980

Bernard Donoughue, 3 September 1980
Jim Prior, 18 September 1980
Janet Young, 23 September 1980

John Biffen, 8 October 1980
Chris Patten, 8 October 1980
Peter Walker, 17 October 1980

Ian Gilmour, 5 November 1980
Jim Prior, with attached newspaper cutting from The Times about interest rates, 8 November 1980
Typescript of extract from speech by Enoch Powell about inflation, 14 November 1980
John Biffen, 14 November 1980
Francis Pym, with attached newspaper cutting from Financial Times about Geoffrey Howe and the economy, 18 November 1980
'PC' 20 November 1980
David Steel, 25 November 1980

Significant subjects covered in conversation discussions include:

Margaret Thatcher and her leadership of the Conservative party
The economy
Government defence policy
James Callaghan and his leadership of the Labour party
The Liberal party
British Steel workers strike
Europe
Political situation in Iran
System Of ArrangementChronological
Access StatusOpen(part)
TermEconomy
Interest Rates
Inflation
Internal Politics
Political Parties
Political Leadership
Defence Policy
Iron And Steel Workers
FormatManuscript
Typescript

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