Sunday, 23 February 2003

Thatcher endorses freedom and whisky

Today's Sunday Times tells us that Maggie had an "unsuspected reliance on whisky in times of crisis".

According to Lady Thatcher's former personal assistant:

"You must have whisky to give you energy." Her favourite Scotch was Bells.

At the height of the Falklands crisis in 1982, drink had also fortified her. "We'd sit on her floor at night. By the end of the Falklands I'd become hooked on whisky and soda."

None of this is surprising to those of us who voted for her. I must say, though, Tony Blair looks like he could do with a few drams these days.