Liz Truss: I played Margaret Thatcher at my primary school in Paisley

When I moved to Scotland at the age of four, I was enrolled in the West Primary School in Paisley. A few years later, at the time of the 1983 general election, my teacher asked me if I wanted to play the role of Margaret Thatcher in our class equivalent. I jumped at the chance, and gave a heartfelt speech at the hustings, but ended up with zero votes. I didn’t even vote for myself – even at that age, we knew it was simply unpopular to be a Tory in the West of Scotland.
What a turnaround we have seen over the last few decades. We have a growing group of Conservative MSPs in the Scottish... read more

27 September 2018 in Politics, Views: 59
Source: Scotsman

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