Ken Clarke: We should blow up a few ships.

It was arguably her best triumph as Prime Minister but today tbg can expose the wets who were against the liberation of the Falkland Islands.

Confidential papers released today and seen by tbg show that at the time:

Chesham and Amersham MP Ian Gilmour said - "We are making a big mistake."

Gainsborough MP Marcus Kimball advised - "Let the Argies have the islands with a little fuss as possible."

And Ken Clarke is quoted as saying - "We should blow up a few ships but nothing more."