brand on thatcher

The Guardian carries a fine and more than worthwhile essay by Russell Brand. Here’s a snippet:

When I was a kid, Thatcher was the headmistress of our country. Her voice, a bellicose yawn, somehow both boring and boring—I could ignore the content but the intent drilled its way in. She became leader of the Conservatives the year I was born and prime minister when I was four. She remained in power till I was 15. I am, it’s safe to say, one of Thatcher’s children. How then do I feel on the day of this matriarchal mourning?

BRAND, RUSSELL EDWARD. 2013. Russell Brand on Margaret Thatcher: ‘I always felt sorry for her children.’ The Guardian 09 April 2013. Available online.
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