Britain Is This Denis a Menace?

Margaret Thatcher's husband stays popular by keeping "a pace behind her, old chap" -- and by keeping his views quiet

4 August, 1989

Dear Bill,

The Boss has had it in for ((Geoffrey Howe, then Foreign Minister)) for quite a while, ever since he started going round saying he had invented Thatcherism . . . It was only a matter of time before the throwing knife was heading for the spot between his shoulderblades . . . Our scheme was to shift the little sod Howe out to Leader of the House, along with all the other deadbeats . . . I remember very clearly writing all this down and Margaret agreeing. My writing may have got a bit illegible towards...

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