And guess who popped in to of­fer sup­port

Daily Mail - - News -

SHE IS al­ready a con­stant pres­ence in Num­ber 10, beam­ing down at the new Tory Prime Min­is­ter from her por­trait in the study.

But yes­ter­day, Baroness Thatcher popped by in per­son to of­fer her sup­port.

The for­mer premier, 84, took tea with David Cameron, vis­ited staff, and looked over the sil­ver­ware. She also told Mr Cameron that he was do­ing ‘the right thing’ by cut­ting spend­ing to slash the deficit. In their hour-long en­counter, Lady Thatcher com­pared the dire eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion fac­ing the Coali­tion Govern­ment with the one she in­her­ited from Labour in 1979, ac­cord­ing to her spokesman.

She last vis­ited Down­ing Street in Novem­ber to un­veil her por­trait – the first of a liv­ing politician to be hung in the res­i­dence.

Mr Cameron told jour­nal­ists yes­ter­day: ‘It’s great to have her back in.’

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