Friday, February 11, 2005
Today is the thirtieth anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's election as leader of the Conservative Party. I was twelve at the time but remember it well. I remember running upstairs to tell my Grandmother who was ill in bed. She burst into tears. She couldn't believe that it was ossible for a woman to lead a political party. My Grandmother was a bit of feminist at heart, but a deep rooted Tory. She sparked my interest in politics. She would have been 109 today!