Tuesday 12 December 2017

Nicholas Leonard: Spectre of Thatcher haunts expectant Labour voter

Nicholas Leonard

A Labour voter in Kent got a nasty surprise last week when she saw an ultrasound scan of the baby she is expecting later this year. Lurking inside the womb was what looked uncannily like a spectral image of Margaret Thatcher.

The real Thatcher is a frail figure these days, but the repercussions of her 11 years in Downing Street continue to exert influence at Westminster.

Her former chancellor, Nigel Lawson, infuriated Conservative spindoctors at the weekend by publicly denouncing David Cameron for modelling his premiership too much on Tony Blair and too little on Mrs Thatcher.

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