MSNBC Host: Thatcher Embodied ‘Selfishness’

by Eliana Johnson


MSNBC’s Martin Bashir was harshly critical of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s domestic policies, telling host Chuck Todd that she came to embody “selfishness” as a result of her support for deregulation and free market principles. “The result was a kind of flagrant, excessive, and ostentatious pursuit of cash” in Britain, Bashir said. 

He added, “The best description I ever heard of her was from French president Francois Mitterand who said she had the eyes of Caligula and the mouth of Marilyn Monroe.” 

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