Originally Posted by DavetheScot
Interestingly, it seems hard to find anyone, regardless of their politics, who liked Ted Heath. I read a review of a new biography of him a year or two ago; the reviewer said that the author had obviously gone to great pains to write as sympathetic an account as possible and he still came over as obnoxious.
My cousin and a friend have both met Tony Benn and say he is the nicest and most intelligent of men.
My sister met Maggie Thatcher who thrust her handbag at her to carry and Princess Margaret who stubbed out her ciggie in the saucer of the bone china tea cup specially provided for her.