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Sounds familiar? Prime Minister’s Office records and Cabinet Papers from 1985-86

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Margaret and Denis Thatcher on a visit to Northern Ireland PREM 19/1547

Today's release of Prime Minister’s Office records and Cabinet Papers from 1985-1986 covers the mid-point of the Thatcher premiership. If this period is beyond your living memory, you might be tempted to think that the files would reflect the Thatcher revolution …

Lord O'Donnell and Coalition Government

Lord O'Donnell, GCB, joined the Civil Service in 1988 as senior economic advisor to the Treasury. Between 1988 and 1990 he was Press Secretary to the Chancellor, Norman Lamont and the Prime Minister, John Major. He was Cabinet Secretary and …