Skip to comments.Margaret Thatcher: The Queen should have last word on hung parliament
Posted on 05/07/2010 4:55:31 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
While David Cameron is deluged with advice on the dangers of jumping into bed with Nick Clegg, the most respected voice in his party has decided to keep her counsel.
Baroness Thatcher will refuse to speak publicly about the implications of a hung parliament out of respect for the Queen, says her son.
Cameron's statement was the real deal - Brown should clear his desk "She knows it isn't for her [to speak out], and there is a lot to be said at the moment for keeping one's own counsel," Sir Mark Thatcher tells Mandrake. "My mother has the utmost respect for the monarch."
The 2nd baronet says his mother is sanguine about the result of the general election, which saw Cameron achieve a swing towards the Tories almost as big as that which propelled her into Number 10.
"She has always taken the view that general elections aren't about what the people want, but what is on offer to the people," he said.
In 2008, Lady Thatcher told me that Gordon Brown was the "greatest weapon in the Tory party's armoury".
Alastair Campbell's magic
The most ill-tempered performance of election night was by Alastair Campbell, the former "spin doctor" to Tony Blair, who used an interview with Adam Boulton to attack media "bias" against Gordon Brown.
He abused the Sky anchorman, who is married to Blair's former "gatekeeper" Anji Hunter, in the most personal terms.
The exchange prompted Kelvin Mackenzie, a former editor of The Sun, to joke that Campbell, an ex-alcoholic, had indulged in exotic substances.
"I've never smoked 'magic cigarettes'," he said, angrily.
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This reminds me of an old joke about a plastic surgeon who hung himself.
THe Queen: Hang all the Parliament. So let it be written. So let it be done. And that’s my last word.
I wish all former loud mouthed presidents (e. g. Clinton and Carter) would shut up out of respect for the American people.
What would Elizabeth II do?
What would Elizabeth I do? Or Henry VIII? Or Edward I? Or Henry II?
Henry II: MP Yorick...I never knew you..looked so good in rope..
Henry VIII: The lot of you remind me of my wives...and you know what happened to them..
Bonnie Prince Charlie has his attention focussed on other matters...
"I do consider a multitude doth make rather discord and confusion than good counsel."
"Those who appear the most sanctified are the worst."
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