Margaret Thatcher was more attractive than her on-screen portrayals show, John Sergeant claims

Writing in Radio Times magazine, the broadcaster said he had personal experience of her charm and sense of humour. Margaret Thatcher was more attractive News ' Margaret Thatcher was attractive and funny': Broadcaster John Sergeant ... Mail Online 16 hours ago But no actress has done justice to how ‘ attractive ’ Margaret Thatcher was in real life ... Sergeant said the temptation is to ... He said: “Gillian is likely to play the part well. But having closely observed the former prime minister for many years, I can assure you that she ain’t no Margaret Thatcher.

“Even the marvellous Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady didn’t convince me. It’s hard for producers not to fall for the strident, cartoon version of Maggie.

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He said: “There is a danger that audiences have become too ready to believe that these fictitious depictions of the truth are what happened.”

Publisher: Evening Standard
Date: 2019-06-11T04:03:00Z
Author: Sean Morrison
Twitter: @standardnews
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Liverpool fans rename Madrid’s Margaret Thatcher Square ahead of Champions League final

Liverpool fans gearing up for the Champions League final in Madrid have decided to rename the city’s Margaret Thatcher Square.

Pieces of paper that read ‘Jeremy Corbyn Square’ were put up over the top of the area’s official signs.

Paul Doherty, from Walton, helped with the ‘re-branding’ and told the ECHO he wanted to ‘commemorate’ the Labour leader.

Publisher: Metro
Date: 2019-05-31T17:12:04+0000
Twitter: @MetroUK
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Thatcher: a Very British Revolution, episode 4 review: ‘that bloody woman’ had a softer side we rarely saw

We may not have found the new ‘Iron Lady’ in Theresa May, but it’s clear where Ken Clarke got the idea to call her a ‘bloody difficult woman’ from. As the penultimate episode of’Thatcher: a Very British Revolution (BBC Two) charts, the Tories had to work out how to fix the ‘TBW (that bloody woman)’ factor.

That was what they called the electoral problem emerging due to Margaret Thatcher’s public image, as pollsters had picked up that her tough persona was rubbing some voters up the wrong way. This episode sought to explore how much that steely persona had come to consume her personally, going behind her tough veneer to show her sensitivity to the jibes.

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Boris Johnson: Why Margaret Thatcher was HUGE fan of Tory leadership hopeful

Mr Johnson, a prominent Brexiteer, is making a beeline for the top job and has already secured the backing of several MPs including European Research Group leader Jacob Rees-Mogg. Triggered by Prime Minister Theresa May‘s resignation, which comes into effect today, 13 MPs initially put themselves forward but two have already dropped out of the race. Mr Johnson claims to be the person who can deliver Brexit and said under his leadership the UK will leave the EU on October 31, deal or not.

Date: 2019-06-07T10:42:00+01:00
Author: Abbie Llewelyn
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