BRITAIN: The Company She Keeps

Perhaps by way of dispelling her reputation as a cold, aloof politician, the new Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition unexpectedly showed up on a folksy BBC disc-jockey show last week. If she were to become Prime Minister one day, asked the interviewer, would she have to be a good butcher? "I don't know whether I am a good one," Mrs. Margaret Thatcher replied. "I'm a reluctant one. But I recognize that this is one of the tests of leadership." Then, referring to her selection of a new shadow cabinet, she added: "I had...

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