Views & Reviews From the Frontline

“Maggie, Maggie, Maggie . . . ”

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 12 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1380
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
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    A trailer for the BBC drama The Long Walk to Finchley (BBC4, 13 June at 9 pm) flashed images of a young Margaret Thatcher. It reminded me of when I was a big stupid boy and I lumped the crates of free school milk from class to class. I could always keep the odd bottle back to woo the girls or appease the bullies—I had status. But in 1972 I was made redundant thanks to the then education minister Margaret Thatcher, who abolished free school milk. But this …

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