Ref NoHJSY/2/11
TitleConversations 1985
Date24 January 1985 - 2 December 1985
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 1985.

The conversations are with the following people:

Bob Worcester, 24 January 1985

[Helmut] Schmidt, 6 February 1985
Robin Renwick, 26 February 1985

[P Crossman] 1 June 1985
Robin Cook, 4 June 1985
Tony Benn, 7 June 1985
Letter from Dave Nicholson, a lecturer in Industrial studies, to Hugo Young, to comment on his writing, 11 June 1985
Anthony Lester, 14 June 1985
Neil Kinnock, 25 June 1985

Margaret Thatcher, 7 July 1985

David Owen, 2 September 1985
Francis Pym, 25 September 1985

Malcolm Rifkind, 28 October 1985

Transcript of television interview by Miriam Stoppard with Margaret Thatcher, November 1985

Douglas Hurd, 2 December 1985

Significant subjects covered in conversation discussions include:

Margaret Thatcher and her leadership of the Conservative party
Government foreign policy
Soviet relations
Neil Kinnock and his leadership of the Labour Party
Labour party policy
The SDP-Liberal Alliance
European convention on human rights
System Of ArrangementChronological
Access StatusOpen(part)
TermInternal Politics
Political Leadership
Foreign Policy
Political Parties
Party Politics
Human Rights

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