Plans to display Margaret Thatcher’s knickers at the V and A museum in a hygienic environment and behind bullet proof glass have been dropped.
‘The very idea of Mrs Thatcher’s very intimate garments being branded V and A is in itself inexcusably offensive to those who knew her. She was a down to earth woman with little time for the V and A side of things,’ said Sir Bernard Ingham, her former press secretary. ‘I understand the museum shop was planning to market replica bloomers with the V and A branding inappropriately positioned. Even I as a Thatcher devotee think this is taking things too far.’
Instead, Ministry of Defence Officials insisted the attire should be secretly disposed of in lead lined vacuum-sealed containers in the deep waters of the Western Pacific, in order to quell dangers of a toxic escape.