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The Hitch Meets Mrs. T
The late Christopher Hitchens tells a hilarious story of meeting then new Tory leader Maggie Thatcher at a party in the late 1970s. If you're in a hurry, start watching at 2 minutes.
NEW REVEAL FROM UK TELEGRAPH
Baroness Thatcher believed that Britain should leave the European Union, her biographer has revealed. Charles Moore’s disclosure will fuel the growing Conservative debate over Europe, which has put pressure on David Cameron to take a harder line on EU membership. In the latest sign of unease on the issue, Conservative MPs warned that they will use the new session of Parliament to force a Commons vote on a law guaranteeing Britain a referendum after the next election.
Writing in the Spectator, Mr Moore said Lady Thatcher had reached the conclusion that Britain would be better off out in the 1990s following the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. However, Lady Thatcher, who left No 10 in 1990, decided not to make her views explicit, Mr Moore said: “Advisers had persuaded her that she should not say this in public since it would have allowed her opponents to drive her to the fringes of public life.”
In her memoirs, published in 2002, Lady Thatcher insisted that it was not “unthinkable” for Britain to leave, adding:
"The blunt truth is that the rest of the European Union needs us more than we need them."
The Sexy Side of Maggie: How Thatcher Used Her Charms
The Iron Lady had a softer side, her secret weapon. Approaching her 10th year as prime minister, a fearsome force hell-bent on putting the spine back in Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher exuded a strong, sexual charisma. And she was not shy about using it. Ordering Aquascutum to revamp her entire wardrobe, she had her skirts pulled up, her décolleté lowered, and began showing more of her good legs. During Question Time, I noticed she would often rub the back of one black-stockinged calf with the other foot, presumably for the delectation of the frontbenchers sitting behind her.
“She is sexy and very interested in sex. You feel it when you work for her.” He speculated that, given her strict background, “she’s never had enough sex, and now that Denis is a little old and a little louche, she’s more demanding of other men. She seems to be always searching for a man who can stand up to her.”