It’s reported that Margaret Thatcher’s children have donated some of her papers to the Arts Council in order to reduce their death duties liability.
Maggie must think they’re having a laugh.
The Arts Council represented for her all that was wrong with the nanny state – a bunch of worthies deciding what is ‘good’ and ‘improving’ for a nation that once revelled in free choice.
One of her close circle once told me she never mentioned the Arts Council without curling her lip.
On the other hand, she loved going to concerts and opera when she had the time, always paying for her own tickets.
Unlike the Arts Council crowd who live off endless freebies.