On Monday the blog was closed down as a mark of respect following the death of Margaret Thatcher. You can watch Dave and Ed’s tributes to Britain’s most popular post-war PM here, while Conor Burns’ anecdotes from his close friendship with Lady T are a must-see. Many Maggie myths have been peddled over the last few days, not least by the BBC, the truth is everyone including the poor got richer on Maggie’s farm. A fact recognised in a Guardian poll finding the public supported Thatcher’s rule 50%-34%. Her funeral is on Wednesday.
In other news, trash-talking Chuka Umunna is under pressure again after his Wikipedia editing denial fell apart. Rather awkwardly, the computer that added comparisons between Chuka and Barack Obama in 2008 was tracked back to the offices of the law firm in which Chuka used to work. Get your Handy-cock latest, find out about Ed Balls and the dodgy bookie and watch a compilation of classic politician sport fails.
Week’s Most Read Stories
This week 150,277 visitors visited 404,740 times viewing 652,463pages. The top stories in order of popularity were:
- Owen Jones and the Thatcher Grave Dancer
- Arrogant Chuka Umunna: London is “Full of Trash”
- The Best Boris GIF You Will Ever See
- Compare and Contrast
- Margaret Thatcher 1925-2013
- Guardian Poll Finds 50%-34% Support For Thatcher
- Poor Got Richer Under Thatcher
You’re either in front of Guido, or behind…
I am aware of things that aren’t public knowledge about Maggie and that is why I pay her respect.