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Margaret Thatcher: ‘No Faith is Only a Faith for Sundays’
The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 4/8/13 | Richard Dowden

Posted on 04/09/2013 8:00:39 AM PDT by marshmallow

In 1978 Catholic Herald editor Richard Dowden had an in-depth interview with Margaret Thatcher. We reproduce it in full here

I was given directions by the porter in the main lobby of the House of Commons and found my own way to the office of the Leader of the Opposition at the far end of the building.

This caused some upset, for security reasons, but the way to Mrs Thatcher’s private room is complex. The maze-like corridors are identical and so are the panelled and green-carpeted rooms which lead off them, though one I accidentally turned into is a rather bleak and utilitarian kitchen.

The inner sanctum is formal but relaxed, and as I went in Mrs Thatcher dressed all in blue, rose from her desk remarking that we would never get through all the questions I had sent her in the time.

“Rather too many than too few,” I said, but I needn’t have worried, because for the next half hour I didn’t get a word in edgeways. I had submitted some 24 questions in advance, as she had requested, ranging from her own experience growing up as a Methodist to specific political questions about Northern Ireland, race and immigration, abortion and Third World aid.

Mrs Margaret Thatcher was born and brought up in Grantham, Lincolnshire, where her father, Alfred Roberts, ran a grocer’s shop. He was deeply committed in local politics and was much sought after as a lay preacher.

The two girls, Margaret and her elder sister Muriel, had a strict religious upbringing. Sundays meant going to church three times and not being allowed to go to the cinema or play games. They were taught what was right and what was wrong, that cleanliness was next to godliness and the importance of discipline and duty.

I asked her.........

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TOPICS: History; Mainline Protestant; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: faith; mrsthatcher; rememberingthatcher; sundays

1 posted on 04/09/2013 8:00:39 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

All the more reason for the leftards to hate her.

2 posted on 04/09/2013 8:07:38 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

The leftards are on a path towards hell. If you think their foul cries are bad now, wait until judgement day. Of course, they can always repent before its too late.

3 posted on 04/09/2013 8:14:54 AM PDT by dragonblustar (2 Peter 3:18)
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