The Thatcher Crisis Years

1980s politics blog from TV historian Tony McMahon

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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