Sunday, 3 May 2009

Great Expectations

Mr Cameron hailed her leadership as a time when the United Kingdom returned to living within its means and said, if the Tories won the next election, Baroness Thatcher would be "an example of real courage to follow" in dealing with the current economic crisis.

On May 4, 1979, after winning the General Election with a comfortable majority of 40, the then Mrs Thatcher stood in Downing Street as she became the first female Prime Minister and famously said: "Where there is discord, may we bring harmony... where there is despair, may we bring hope.

What a grotesque portrait; reminds me of the novel by Charles Dickens Great Expectations, she Miss Havisham and he Pip.

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