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The Knight’s Time

by | 31st, October 2003

‘JUST one day after Iain Major Hague was hooked off the Tory stage, the Times spots Margaret Thatcher at large.


If this were the Labour Party in action, you’d be unable to stop yourself from suspecting that the sight of the former Prime Minster weeping at her husband’s funeral was more than an accident of fate.

You’d be mentally digging up the body and checking for signs of foul play if indeed a body is there at all and not just a gin-soaked Guy.

But it pains us to say that Sir Denis Thatcher is dead and Maggie’s tears of yesterday were not designed to garner support for a challenge for the Tory leadership.

Even if she does decide on one last tilt at the top, Maggie will have to beat Michael Howard, who the papers have all decided is the Conservatives’ leader-in-waiting.

The Independent says that gregarious Kenneth Clarke has yet to decide which way to jump but, even if he does stand, the odds are shortening on Howard.

But what can we expect from the man

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