Row builds over the US Senate’s silence on Lady Thatcher

Row builds over the US Senate's silence on Lady Thatcher
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Further to my report yesterday, the Heritage Foundation, the giant conservative think-tank that has its own Margaret Thatcher Centre to study and promote the Special Relationship, has weighed in:

‘To refuse to honour a woman of such great historical and political significance, who was deeply loyal to the United States, is petty and shameful.  One truly has to wonder, what is it about Lady Thatcher that gives them pause? Her unfaltering commitment to freedom?  Or perhaps the way she fought for individual liberty and limited government?’

A fine point by the Heritage Foundation; but time is slipping away if the Senate is to pass a motion before the Lady is interred.

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