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What can politicians learn from Margaret Thatcher?

 

This article was originally published in December 2011 to mark the release of The Iron Lady

Ten years after she left office Margaret Thatcher descended on the Tory party’s spring conference in Plymouth to support the then leader, William Hague. Noticing that a local cinema was showing a film entitled The Mummy Returns she unwisely made a joke of it, not realising that it was a horror film and nothing to do with a cuddly mother figure. By applying it to herself she unwittingly evoked all the cartoons that had…

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