A political row over Margaret Thatcher’s views on the EU has deepened after pro-Europeans highlighted the late prime minister’s support for UK membership at the height of her battles against the Maastricht treaty after she left office.
Margaret Thatcher was dragged into the debate about Britain’s relationship with the EU when one of her closest former advisers claimed she would have voted to stay in.
Cecil Parkinson, who has died aged 84 after suffering from cancer, rose from humble origins to become an archetypal figure of 1980s Conservatism, with a string of ministerial appointments in government.
A Conservative councillor and his Tory activist partner have named their first son Thatcher in honour of the former prime minister.
Jeremy Corbyn has said he would repeal legislation introduced by Margaret Thatcher that outlawed “sympathy strikes”, in which workers joined a picket line to support colleagues from another industry.
Now former British Prime Minister Maggie Thatcher was many things, but a ditherer she wasn't.