Aitken gives insight into power and personality of Margaret Thatcher

October 30, 2013
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Former cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken was at the Electric Theatre on Friday (October 25) to give a unique insight into the life of Margaret Thatcher.

The event was part of the Guildford Book Festival and before his talk Mr Aitken spoke to Get Surrey about Mrs Thatcher’s family and politics – the focus of his new book Margaret Thatcher: Power and Personality.

Having started out as a journalist, Mr Aitken went on to become Minister of State for Defence Procurement and Chief Secretary to the Treasury. In 1999 he was convicted of perjury and spent seven months behind bars.

Having dated the former Prime Minister’s daughter, Carol, Mr Aitken knew Mrs Thatcher for nearly 40 years. Although he held her in high regard he does not shy away from criticising her occasional lack of empathy.

 

Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/aitken-gives-insight-power-personality-6255174


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