March 22nd, 2013

Young Tories: “Each is More Ghastly Than the Other”

This is what was scrawled down on the minutes of Maggie’s meeting with a group of Young Conservatives in 1982, released today. How things change…

H/T @jimrmanning

UPDATE: The Margaret Thatcher Foundation has confirmed that it was Ian Gow who penned the apt observation.


43 Comments

  1. 1
    P.Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

    I’ve turned on my own as well…

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  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    Wasn’t Maggie brilliant. Total myth she never had a sense of humour

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    • 13
      SP4BS says:

      I bet it wasn’t a joke.

      And it certainly that joke isnt funny anymore now that the little tossers are running the country.

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    • 26
      The Old Fella says:

      I bet a lot of them are in the HoC was anyone there when these notes were taken

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  3. 3
    Anonymous says:

    Current Labour party members

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    • 5
      Ghastly is too kind says:

      Each more cretinous, corrupt, dishonest, deceitful, conniving, greedy and evil than the other.

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      • 7
        Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:

        You’re talking about MY supporters now.

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        • 21
          anon y mouse says:

          Sounds like he’s still looking in the dictionary to find the words that are fit to enable him/her to talk about your supporters.

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          • Matthew Palmer says:

            In 1982 THE YC’s were CONTROLLED BY WETS like Nick Robinson (BBC) and Richard Fuller (MP).

            It only became Thatcherite the year Mr T was toppled

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          • the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

            Who is Mr T
            Is he the one in the “A” Team that calls everybody “Fool” ??

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  4. 6
    Residing in 96.96% white Merseyside says:

    How things change? Do you mean “ghastly” isn’t strong enough to describe them now?

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  5. 8
    P C Dixon says:

    No doubt some of those young conservatives are now MP’s – Maggie right yet again !! excuse the pun!

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  6. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Shame the IRA blew up. RIP Ian

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  7. 11
    Anonymous says:

    Nevermind, the most ghastly are all in the YBF these days.

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  8. 12
    Huge Grunt says:

    Guido, I insist you remove this article at once, failure to do so will result in exemplary damages or worse, I shall make you watch three of my films consecutively.

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  9. 16
    How does she get buy? says:

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    • 22
      Diane Fatbott says:

      Vain, vacuous and vile. My son came back from his private school and spouted those words to me.

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      • 40
        the savant 10.4 highway patrol says:

        ” ….did you by …” (sic)

        Bi Bi Dai

        Is that how they all spell in ‘Ackney ??

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  10. 17
    stewart edwards says:

    I resigned from the party due to the riot at a YC conference that made the tv news. I send Maggie my resignation in disgust at the behaviour of young conservatives, and I got a considered response. I cant myself help but wonder how many, if any, of these rioters are in our cabinet today. I am 48, so any cabinet minister around that age could have attended that conference and rioted.

    They drove me out of the conservative party due to the destruction they caused. If any of them are in our government destroying this nation now, it just goes to show that some things just dont change.

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  11. 23
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    Was Guido one of the ghastlies?

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  12. 24
    YorkshireLad says:

    Under FOI, we have a right to know who Maggie was specifically referring to.

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    • 29
      Anonymous says:

      There was no FOI then; quick let’s pass another retrospective piece of legislation.

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    • 35
      A once and future says:

      You could just pull finger out of arse, and click on the link, to find the minutes with a full list of names. All bloody Wets.

      Related note has Gow refer to Chairman Picton as “unspeakable”, “bearded and unemployed”

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  13. 33
    Stolen innocence 2012 of United Wheeldom says:

    Reblogged this on shared blogs.

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  14. 34
    Jack Cade of Heathfield says:

    Ian Gow, now there was an MP to be proud of. Still much respected in our part of Sussex over 20 years after his murder.

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  15. 36
    A once and future says:

    It was the Chairman of the YCs then, Iain Picton, who said that rioting was an understandable response to unemployment, that provoked Norman Tebbitt to make his famous “get on your bike and look for work” comment.

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  16. 42
    Anonymous says:

    So, these people all now all be in the government?

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