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Crass Thatchergate tape

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Published on Jun 24, 2012

Thatcher: Own business!
Reagan. I urge restraint. It's absolutely essential or the area 'be "through the roof".
Thatcher: Look, our objectives are fundamentally different. Al Haig...
Reagan: Secretary Haig....
Thatcher:. Doesn't seem to be able to find a solution.
Reagan: Why eliminate "Belgrano"? You directed this. The Argentinians were then going.... Secretary Haig reached an agreement.
Thatcher: Argentina was the invader! Force has been used. It's been used now, punishing them as quickly as possible.
Reagan: Oh, God, it's not right! You caused the "Sheffield" to have been hit. Those missiles we followed on screens. You must have too, and not let them know. What do you hope to gain?
Thatcher: What I said before -"Andrew"- ....As "cruise" go in, I want incentives at all levels....
Reagan: There's a deal....a third more submarine ballistic missiles, and you will see that the United States forces remain deployed. The intermediate range missiles are U.S. defence. You proposed building them in Europe. Build up the economy. They don't work, they're social programmes.... The United Kingdom is a....er....little nation....
Thatcher: You still need those nations, and you're given long term international markets.
Reagan: We are supported by our allies, whether they want, or not.
Thatcher: I, I don't understand you....
Reagan: In conflict, we will launch missiles on allies for effective limitation of the Soviet Union.
Thatcher: 'Mean over Germany?
Reagan: Mrs Thatcher, if any country of ours endangered the position, we might bomb the "problem area", and correct the imbalance.
Thatcher: See, my....
Reagan: It will convince the Soviets to listen. We demonstrate our strength....The Soviets have little incentive to launch an attack.
Thatcher: Our British people....
Reagan: London! ....
Thatcher: I think....
Reagan: Let that be understood...

Full credit to the Kill Your Puppy blog where I got this from:
http://killyourpetpuppy.co.uk/news/cr...

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