The PJ Tatler

Thatcher Aide Denies Palin Snub Report

Gateway Pundit didn’t believe the Guardian’s report that Thatcher regards Palin as  “nuts” and refuses to meet with her.  It seemed far more likely that illness, not disdain. might preclude the requested get together. A  Gateway Pundit reader checked and that appears to be the case, as a Thatcher Foundation official not only denies the report but takes a swipe at the Guardian in the process.

To: ————
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 4:51 PM
Subject: Mrs Palin

Dear Mr ——-,

Thank you for your message.

I have no inside knowledge of this business to offer I am afraid and certainly am not in a position to make any kind of statement on Lady Thatcher’s behalf. I’m happy though to give you my personal view.

The Guardian, of course, is not a newspaper at all sympathetic to Lady Thatcher (or to Mrs. Palin), so reports on this topic, from that source, have minimal credibility. If nothing else, would Lady Thatcher have ever described a prominent US conservative politician as ‘nuts’, or approved an ‘ally’ who used the description? I would hope that question answers itself.

Of course, sadly, Lady Thatcher’s health is not good these days and such considerations naturally dominate her schedule. That much is true. Someone once said that if you plaster together the true and the false you thereby manufacture the plausible, but in this case I don’t think even that much has been achieved by the Guardian.

On the ‘Malvinas’, the OAS never learns and the State Department endlessly seeks to curry favour with it for the sake of the a quiet life. The question is a closed one as far as we in Britain are concerned, as it is in the Falklands themselves where opinion is undivided.

Best wishes,
Christopher Collins
Margaret Thatcher Foundation