Ref NoHJSY/2/10
TitleConversations 1984
Date14 January 1984 - 8 August 1984
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 1984.

The conversations are with the following people:

'Note to self', 14 January 1984
'More on [John] Donaldson' 19 January 1984
Gerald Kaufman, 25 January 1984
Leslie Scarman, 31 January 1984

John Donaldson, 1 February 1984
David Steel, 8 February 1984
Roy Hattersley, 23 February 1984*
David Owen, 29 February 1984
Neil Kinnock, 29 February 1984

David Marquand, 2 March 1984
Michael Spicer, 28 March 1984

Dick Taverne, 17 May 1984

Shirley Williams, 8 August 1984

Significant subjects covered in conversation discussions include:

Margaret Thatcher and her leadership of the Conservative party
Neil Kinnock and his leadership of the Labour party
Future policies and direction of the Labour party
Reform of the judiciary and legal system
The SDP-Liberal Alliance
System Of ArrangementChronological
Access StatusOpen(part)
TermInternal Politics
Political Leadership
Party Politics
Political Parties

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