Thursday, June 29, 2006

Lady T Steals the Show at IEA Lecture

I'm reliably informed that Lady Thatcher stole the show yesterday evening at the Institute of Economic Affairs 15th memorial Hayek Lecture in London. The event was sponsored by philanthropist and IEA Trustee Michael Hintze, and saw two of the world's most powerful women hold court. The speaker was the Hon Gale Norton, Secretary of the Interior 2001 - 2006 in President Bush's Cabinet - a very impressive speaker who is both right wing and a committed defender of the environment.

Anyone who reads this blog knows that two of my favourite subjects are Lady T and US politics - I'm told that whilst I was on stage with Ann Widdecombe, Lady T was holding forth for over an hour at the reception at 1 Great George Street that followed the lecture. Not bad for someone her opponents keep writing off. My picture shows Lady T talking to Gale Norton and Michael Hintze.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great to see Lady T out dazzling audiences Iain, in a week when there has been much made of the crude remarks concerning her made by Jonathan Ross!!
I am presently reading Hayek's: The Road To Serfdom, which I know was foremost in Lady T's mind when she made her brave reforms of this country. Fantastic to see she is still out there fighting for the theories within the book!!