My parents are bloody Tories too. We argue regularly, most recently about the book Little Black Sambo.
I became very disenchanted with Blair after Iraq, but my own MP John Denham resigned his cabinet seat in protest, before
the war, unlike Claire Short. As a Labour member I voted for Ed Milliband, as did John Denham, and I still think we voted for the right brother.
One thing I noticed about the effusive praise heaped on Thatch during the BBC's coverage yesterday was the continued reference to Union kingpins, instead of the thousands of hard working people that make up Union membership.