Argentine Paper: Thatcher the Drunk

by John Fund

Clarin, Argentina’s leading daily newspaper, hasn’t forgiven or forgotten that the Iron Lady bested their nation’s military in the Falklands War of 1982.  Its obituary of Baroness Thatcher claims, in effect, that she drank herself to death.

“The life of the most controversial of Britain’s 20th century prime ministers ended with senile dementia, confined to her Knightsbridge mansion, under the care of a nurse and unable to go outside because she got lost. Before that, she had suffered the ravages of too many gin and tonics,” Clarin wrote.

The only graceful element of the Argentine reaction to Thatcher’s death is that there has so far been no official government response from President Cristina Kirchner’s administration. Perhaps silence would be golden.

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