The most annoying feature of the BBC's non-stop grovelling is that they will be cancelling interesting programmes so they can wallow. Radio Four at 13.45 has just shelved a series about the big 2004 robbery in N.Ireland so as to extend a grief-stricken hour
Like many other men Prince Phillip may have been not entirely with merits and if so I wd have no objection to hearing them mentioned in a brief eulogy.
So In that spirit, In the context of Nunns' article I wd give due credit to Mrs Thatcher for helping to save us from the calamitous single currency. Although she more than anyone to finanacialise the UK economy, on this issue she put sovereignty first (Ed Balls also gets points for indirectly preventing Blair from pitching us into that soup.
I also admired Thatcher's candour when she accepted defeat from the miners in 81. She did not, like a routine politician, try to pass it off as a victory. She said, tho not in so few words "All right they have beaten us this time; we retreat. But we shall prepare to crush them in a couple of years" She meant what she said.