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Mrs T back where she belongs

Scotsman.com News - UK - Well, that's one way to woo Tory voters

GORDON Brown charged deeper into traditional Conservative territory yesterday, warmly welcoming Margaret Thatcher back into 10 Downing Street.

In a move calculated to enrage David Cameron, the Tory leader, and Labour left-wingers in equal measure, a grinning Mr Brown posed on the steps of No 10 with the woman still regarded as a hate figure by some and worshipped as an icon by others.

The high-profile visit was the latest in a string of theatrical coups the Prime Minister has staged as he tries to broaden his electoral appeal and erode Mr Cameron's support among traditional Conservatives....

Mr Cameron's officials last night said he was "very relaxed" at Lady Thatcher's decision to accept Mr Brown's invitation. However, it is understood the Tory leader has not spoken to Lady Thatcher since February, and rumours abound that she is unhappy with the direction the party is taking.

Lady Thatcher's visit appeared to have divided grassroots Conservatives last night.

"I think she's telling us what she thinks of Cameron. Good for her," said one contributor to the ConservativeHome website, used by many Tory members.

Too busy listening to the Green muppets to learn a little statecraft? Says it all.

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