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Video: When Margaret Thatcher didn't want to jump for TV

The lady’s not for jumping…

THE DEATH OF Margaret Thatcher on Monday has seen a raft of archive footage from her heyday as British Prime Minister broadcast all over the world.

But here is something you may not have seen before. While being interviewed for Swedish television by Stina Lundberg Dabrowski in 1995 – five years after she left Downing Street – Thatcher downright refused to jump for the host.

The so-called ‘Stina jump’ was a trademark of Dabrowski’s relaxed interviews but Thatcher was among one of the only guests who refused to comply.

“I made great leaps forward, not little jumps in studios,” a non-compliant Thatcher told poor Stina:

YouTube: MongMalong

Hat-tip: Eliot Pollak

Poll: Was Lady Thatcher right not to jump?


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