Thatcher’s Cabinet torn between abusing Miners or Minors


Many argue that endorsing child molestation or rodgering of men covered in soot, are very different policies. Yet during the 80s Mrs Thatcher enjoyed Christmas with Jimmy Savile around an ironically blazing coal fire; causing Tory ministers to struggle with this mixed message. One anonymous backbencher claimed: ‘One second she wanted Scargil’s head on a spike, the next she wanted Savile knighted. We didn’t know whether to fiddle pickets or pick fiddling.’


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