September 13, 2007


The Iron Lady takes tea at Downing Street (Philip Webster and Jenny Booth, 9/13/07, Times of London)

Gordon Brown and his wife Sarah will welcome an unusual visitor to No 10 this afternoon when Baroness Thatcher returns to take tea with them.

The eye-catching social engagement between the current Labour Prime Minster and the former Tory premier has been arranged for several weeks.

It comes after Mr Brown expressed his admiration for the Iron Lady, describing her as a "conviction politician" like himself - and unlike her successor David Cameron.

Her visit, which has been flagged up to the media, comes on the same day that Mr Cameron was due to launch the report of his Quality of Life policy group, and is likely to take some of the spotlight off Mr Cameron's report.

Until the Tories are willing to at least appear more conservative than the leaders of the Labour Party, they're in trouble.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 13, 2007 8:10 AM
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