Heseltine: another Tory leader could have delivered ‘Thatcherism’
He’s kept his famous head of hair below the parapet since Margaret Thatcher‘s death, but before she died I checked on what Michael Heseltine’s views were now of the woman he served and then tried to topple.
Lord Heseltine wasn’t spotted at the House of Lords tributes on Wednesday. His only public statements this week have been limited to a tweet on Monday describing Margaret Thatcher as a “colossus” and a brief statement later in the week confirming that both he and his wife intend to attend the funeral on Wednesday next week.
You can see what he had to say in the film above. You get the strong impression he believes the heroine status accorded to Margaret Thatcher was a myth fuelled by her allies in the right-wing press and the reforms that became known as “Thatcherism” could actually have been done by another senior Tory at the time and were mostly commonly agreed policies amongst Conservatives by the late 1970s.
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