It was great to see Baroness Thatcher on such good form at the Rudy Giuliani dinner last night and with some choice words about the decision to bail out Northern Rock. I suspect David Cameron is quite pleased she doesn’t do public speaking any more. She told me a few months ago that “you can’t have stability without tax cuts,” a wonderful inversion of the current Tory mantra. Notice how Giuliani (and Fred Thompson) crosses an ocean to be pictured with The Lady an opportunity which Mr Cameron has conspicuously failed to avail himself of. His loss.
When I saw Conservative Home’s Tim Montgomerie amongst the dinner guests, I decided not to rush to blog. As I suspected, his entries tell you all you need to know about the evening.