Frank Field's admiration for Thatcher
I've just spotted an extensive interview with Birkenhead MP Frank Field from the Sunday Times.
The Labour rebel speaks of his admiration for Margaret Thatcher, who "knew how to capture the government machine and run it." Asked if he still admires her; "Oh yes."
He also describes why he thinks Gordon Brown should have been sacked years ago.
As the article makes clear Mr Field's popularity extends well beyond his Birkenhead constituency:
Rober Chesshyre writes: His ears would have burned had he heard the praise heaped on him when I told him when I told people I was writing this piece. Tories said he should join them, a Labour voter wanted his as PM; neutrals spoke of his integrity.
The piece is well worth a read, and can be found here.