Michael Heseltine I didnt think Margaret Thatcher was leadership material

He was Margaret Thatcher’s self-styled “assassin” who would eventually become the architect of her downfall. And 40 years after her election as prime minister, Michael Heseltine remains scathing in his assessment of the Iron Lady’s career and social background, describing how he found it “incredible” she was elected to lead the Conservative party in 1975 as “this was not a leader”. The outspoken Tory grandee is among a number of political heavyweights who contribute to a new five-part BBC series marking 40 years since Lady Thatcher was elected as Britain’s first female prime minister. Charting her rise to prominence and decision to challenge Edward Heath for the Tory leadership, members of her…

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