02 May 2009

A lesson for Labour: Why Thatcher had to go

Gushing tributes to Maggie you will find elsewhere on the 30th anniversary of her entering Downing Street, which, by the way, is on 4th not 3rd May.  I remain a fan.  She was my MP for many years.

Eighteen months from an election Thatcher was replaced, having lost touch with both the electorate over the poll tax and her MPs on Europe. An exceptional prime minister, who permanently changed the political weather, had become unelectable.

Having already deposed of election winner Blair, Labour should remember what happened to Thatcher and why, as they consider replacing their failed non-elected leader.

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