Michael Heseltine, Margaret Thatcher, Leon Brittan, Westland, Westland
What's he doing now. Griffin cartoon 10th January 1986.Prime minister Margaret Thatcher whispers to Leon Brittan and Norman Tebbitt What's he doing now." from the government front bench as Michael Heseltine glares at her from the back benches supported by Francis Pym and Edward Heath.The cartoon was published the day after Michael Heseltine stormed out of 10 Downing Street after stating that his views on the future of the Westland helicopter company were being ignored by Thatcher. She had informed her defence secretary that all comments on the Westland company would need to be vetted and cleared by officials before being released. Heseltine was incensed. What became known as the Westland affair would lead to a further resignation of Thatcher's Trade and Industry Secretary Leon Brittan for leaking an official memo criticising Heseltine. 10th January 1986"
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|Keywords||1980s,20th Century,Conservatives,Plotting,Politics,Prime Minister,Tory,Whispering|
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