Friday, December 28, 2007

Oh dear what can the matter be? Mrs Thatcher got stuck in the lavatory.

This is manna from heaven for headline writers everywhere. The Telegraph goes with "Houston we have a problem":

Margaret Thatcher may have been not for turning, but the handle on a lavatory door that she encountered in America proved equally stubborn.

A hitherto private account of the Iron Lady’s visit to the US in 1977, written by an official at the British consulate-general in Texas, records that both she and her husband, Denis, had to be rescued from the lavatory during the tri

...“The inside door handle of the bathroom would not work properly and both Mrs Thatcher and Mr Thatcher had to be rescued from bondage on different occasions..."

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