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Latest MI5 files released

Today we have made available to the public 24 previously top secret files from the UK Security Service, or MI5. The records cover a range of subjects...

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Prime Minister’s papers from 1989 and 1990 released

Today we have released files from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office spanning the eventful years of 1989 and 1990. The newly released...

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Latest MI5 files released

Today we have made available to the public 137 previously top secret files from the UK Security Service, or MI5.

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office files from 1984 and 1985 released

More than 1,000 Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) records from 1984 and 1985 are now available to view in the reading rooms at The National Archives....

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More files from 1986-88 released

Today we released more files from the Prime Minister’s Office and the Cabinet Office, spanning the years 1986-88. The files are available to view...

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Files from 1986-88 released

Today we have released files from the Prime Minister’s Office, spanning the years 1986-88. The files are available to view in the public reading...

Tags: 1986, 1987, 1988, cabinet office, file release, prime minister's office, wilson

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Newly released files from 1986-88

Today we have released files from the Prime Minister’s Office that span the years 1986-88. The files are available to view in the public reading...

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Changes to the British Cabinet 1988

Wednesday 30 December 2015 01 January 25 July Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey...

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Changes to the British Cabinet in 1986

Wednesday 30 December 2015 01 January 02 September 23 September Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher Foreign...

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Changes to the British Cabinet in 1987

Wednesday 30 December 2015 01 January 13 June Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey...

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Key events of 1988

January 3 – Margaret Thatcher becomes the longest serving British prime minister this century, having been in power for eight years and 244 days 4...

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Key events of 1986

January 1 - Spain and Portugal join the EC 9 - Michael Heseltine resigns as Defence Secretary over the Westland affair 20 - Britain and France announce...

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