Thatcher attempts Monty Python – painful


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.

Postcards from the Thatcher years


These were blu-tacked to my bedroom wall when I was a student – found them yesterday languishing at the bottom of a plastic bag unopened since 1984.  I am a terrible hoarder! Don’t know who the artist was or whether these are in any way collectable – your views or info appreciated.

Keith Joseph - Thatcher minister for education
Keith Joseph – Thatcher minister for education
We all thought a nuclear winter was round the corner
We all thought a nuclear winter was round the corner
Reagan often portrayed as a cowboy with adoring Thatcher
Reagan often portrayed as a cowboy with adoring Thatcher