Talk:William Whitelaw, 1st Viscount Whitelaw

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So when precisely was he created Viscount Whitelaw (on or before 1983, obviously, but when?) orthogonal 19:08, 3 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Done. rbrwrˆ 20:31, 3 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Yorkshire Ripper[edit]

It was Whitelaw who managed to dissuade Thatcher in 1980 from going to Leeds to take charge of the Yorkshire Ripper inquiry personally.

Is there a source for this? its tone would appear to me to be something from a typicaly exagerated political anecdote, and not terribly reliable. Iain 28 June 2005 13:46 (UTC)

I was wondering where that came from too, I've found and added a reference for it now. -- Joolz 16:32, 22 July 2005 (UTC)

Above reference listed in External Links Section so citation still outstanding and citation needed tag had been in 2010. Reference now shown as citation and tag removed. JDE94.126.214.51 (talk) 10:56, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Willie Whitelaw ordered police to scrap inquiry into VIP child sex abuse ring[edit]

Just read this online, and came here to find no mention of it, so I'd thought I'd drop an early heads-up.Jonny Quick (talk) 00:20, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Deputy Prime Minister?[edit]

Many sources seem to point to Whitelaw being recognised as Deputy Prime Minister, including the House of Commons Library:


No crest or supporters in the picture.

What is an erect bee, anyway? 2A00:23C7:E284:CF00:C150:4E88:C7A0:E6AC (talk) 13:13, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

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Speakers House Lecture[edit]

A lecture by Lord Norton "What if Ted Heath had resigned in October 1974 and Willie Whitelaw had become Tory Leader?" was delivered at the Speaker's House and shown on BBC Parliament and iPlayer from Monday 18 March 2019. (talk) 10:05, 29 April 2019 (UTC)