Skip to comments.Margaret Thatcher at Question Time.
Posted on 01/29/2014 2:28:05 AM PST by expat1000
Why do we allow our Presidents to just order us around and speak uninterrupted as if they were Emperors?
@tsrblike sends this great Thatcher response to a socialist, which could be ably applied to tonight's Carnival of Lies. It's also an example of a more democratic political spectacle-- Thatcher is not shielded from questions or criticisms. Like any other citizen, she is exposed to them.
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I'm sure there's the same pre-arranged Q&A to a degree, but... can you imagine zero trying to answer anything impromptu in that venue?
"Mr President, please ... tell us your real name"
"As I have said so many times before, and uhhh, let me make this perfectly clear .... uhhh ... hold on now ... I'm gettin' to it ... y'gutt'a give me a chance ... uhhhh ... "
I can’t find the link to the thatcher speech, can you post it
>>I’m sure there’s the same pre-arranged Q&A to a degree
I’m not sure about the details, but there are open question periods where anything can be asked by the opposition of Ministers or the PM.
The only thing is, if it’s something obscure or technical and the question gets popped out of the blue, the response is likely to be “I’ll have to get back to you that”, which is only fair.
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It’s not a speech but one of probably thousands of her responses to questions in Parliament
The concept of "bipartisanship" is completely unknown. You have the government and the opposition.
The parties do some scripting ahead of time, but the individual members can ask whatever they want and can follow each question with a supplementary question. It does tend to make for great theatre.
Yep, and the width of the aisle between them is equal to the length of two swords :)
I’ve watched more than a few ‘episodes’ on TV ... Can’t remember why we’d air it, but I remember watching it when Tony Blair was PM and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, the greatest team of all time.