Saturday, April 20, 2013


I have always liked Margaret Thatcher but she wasn't my Prime Minister. This is an excellent bit of video of one of her former cabinet ministers addressing Parliament. While they get up to any number of stupid and boneheaded stunts they are, for the most part, admirable public speakers and put our lame politicians in the shade.
Courtesy of nimne
Just contrast with the Captain Kirk type performance of our performing actor/politicians.


Buck said...

Brilliant. Ronnie was right: Mrs. Thatcher WAS marvelous.

HMS Defiant said...

Back when I had TV I did sometimes listen to Question Time and admired the ease with which the ministers spoke, usually without notes. I enjoy listening to Nigel Farage of UKIP address the European Parliament and Commission. It would be nice if our political system required that degree of knowledge and command of the English language.