Thursday, April 11, 2013

"Please can you resign this minute?"

House of Commons
Wednesday 10 April 2013

2.35 pm

The Prime Minister (Mr David Cameron): [...] On another occasion, one assistant had put in a hand-written note to Mrs Thatcher to say, “Please can you re-sign this minute?” Unfortunately she had left off the hyphen, leaving a note that actually read, “Please can you resign this minute?” -- to which the Prime Minister politely replied, “Thank you dear, but I’d rather not.” [...]