The Prime Minister David Cameron has today advised the Commons that his Conservative predecessor Margaret Thatcher was an “extraordinary leader and woman who made Britain great again.”
Mr Cameron said she was “a woman of great contrasts” who was “formidable in argument” but “faultlessly kind to her staff”.
Mr Cameron, an old Etonian, is the youngest son of stockbroker Ian Donald Cameron (12 October 1932 – 8 September 2010) and Mary Fleur (née Mount, born 1934).
Aged 46, he has 12 O-levals and recently said: “On my mother’s side of the family, her mother was a Llewellyn, so Welsh. I’m a real mixture of Scottish, Welsh and English”
He represents Witney as its Member of Parliament and has a cat called Larry with a nasty looking left claw. Seemingly George Osborne’s cat Freya hates Larry and given the chance has been known to hiss when Mr Cameron increases the tax threshold for small businesses.
Next week: Douglas Hurd : “We should be wary of politicians who profess to follow history while only noticing those signposts of history that point in the direction which they themselves already favour.”