PM David Cameron blasts The Iron Lady

2012-01-06 12:24

London - Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has criticised the film, The Iron Lady, arguing that its timing was poor.

Cameron told the BBC on Friday that the film that depicts an aging ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher should have been made "another day". He says it is more about dementia than an "amazing prime minister".

Cameron says one must wonder, "why do we have to have this film right now?"

But Cameron went out of his way to praise Meryl Streep, who portrays Thatcher. He says she was "fantastic".

One of the country's most divisive leaders, Thatcher led Britain from 1979 until 1990. She fought a war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands, saw the fall communism and was branded the Iron Lady by Soviet journalists for her steely resolve.

Comments

  • George - 2012-01-06 12:46

    Says the dumbest leader the UK has ever had the misfortune of having, he will go down in history as the idiot that turned his back on Europe and isolated the UK. Thatcher was the best ever and you can ask any union about that ;-)

      Squeegee - 2012-01-06 17:24

      She destroyed the power of the unions, you twat.

  • Fred - 2012-01-06 13:08

    I just wonder what the state of Britain would be if she had never led the country. It is bad now, but I think it would have been a basket case and the Argie dictators would be laughing.

  • Kobus - 2012-01-06 13:28

    Well, none of the drama queens that followed her seems to have been able to fill her shoes...

  • Gary - 2012-01-06 14:15

    I wish South Africa could have a Thatcher to break the unions here...

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