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Secret Margaret Thatcher Files Revealed

Secret Margaret Thatcher Files RevealedSecret files have been unveiled which reveal how Margaret Thatcher argued with defence chiefs over spending cuts just a year before the Falklands war. The 30-year-old Cabinet papers from the National Archives also reveal how the Prime Minister was advised to abandon Liverpool to “managed decline” after the 1981 Toxteth Riots. The then-Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Heseltine had sought regeneration funding for the city but Chancellor Geoffrey Howe argued it was a waste of money.

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