Monday, April 8, 2013

RIP, Mrs Thatcher

I didn't always agree with you, old girl, but i've always admired your resolve to stay true to your course. Thanks for smashing through the glass ceiling. We seem to be having trouble with that in the political arena on this side of the Pond.



  1. Did you know that she had an office in Number 11 Downing Street for 3 years after she was chucked out of number 10? A friend of mine was working in the basement there and Mrs T happened to walk past her in a corridor, then stopped her, gripped her arm and said, "Thank you SO much for all you have done for me over the years."

    My friend had never met her, let alone done anything for her. The woman was focussed, but completely mad. As for glass ceilings, you may have a point, but what woman do you know who would sacrifice all that for power?

  2. I've worked with a few Tom who'd sacrifice all for power. I've met many more who've sacrificed themselves for loved ones. And i've met a few who've gone through the glass ceiling. In some cases, the glass is terribly thick, and only the best, brightest and most focussed are able to smash through. The rest of us just get terrific headaches and 'told ya you couldn't do it' affirmations.

  3. It's reassuring that so many of the world's more important politicians (both left and right) have come forward with so much praise for Mrs T. She really was a remarkable person. Sadly we will also see a few foul-mouthed detractors over the next few days, but they will mostly be from people you really wouldn't want to know.

  4. Opening the Commons debate, David Cameron said: "Those of us who grew up before Margaret Thatcher was even in Downing Street can sometimes fail to appreciate the thickness of the glass ceiling she broke through – from a grocer's shop in Grantham to the highest office in the land."

    Does the Prime Minister read your blog and derive inspiration from it?

    1. Can't say, Hippo. If he does, he doesn't comment.