When Thatcher (and Reagan for that matter) mixed comedy and politics it always seemed to have an undercurrent of viciousness that render the lines rather unfunny. But you’d never have known that from the gales of sycophantic laughter from ministers around her. This is Maggie ripping into the Lib Dems’ new birdie slogan with a leaden rendition of the Monty Python parrot sketch that I’m not even sure works.
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I'm Tony McMahon and I've had two books published set in this time of crisis. "Original Rude Boy", the biography of Neville Staple of The Specials. "No Place To Hide", the biography of 80s boxer Errol Christie. I was very politically active during this period - not on Thatcher's side! View all posts by The Thatcher Crisis Years