Margaret Thatcher: A deeply qualified encomium…

Never trust the Irish. They are all liars, liars. That was Peter Mandelson this morning recounting Margaret Thatcher’s words of advice to him on being made Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (possibly in lieu of some more substantial criticism of the late British Prime Minister) who is buried today under a plan that does not radically differ from those laid out under Mandelson’s New Labour regime. I didn’t get much sleep the night new Labour won their landslide victory in 1997. …

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