From The Economist (Dec 19th, 2015) discussing an auction of Margaret Thatcher’s paraphernalia:

Another reminder from the sale was how bad she and her husband Denis were as parents. Having boy-and-girl twins at 27 was a typically efficient move, but her children were never much loved. Denis once said he “wished the little buggers had been drowned at birth”. Carol, who put her mother’s memorabilia up for auction, claimed that neither parent was comfortable with young children. Unsurprisingly, the sale has created a fresh family rift. Her brother Mark was said to be furious, wanting many items to go instead to the Thatcher archives at Churchill College, Cambridge.

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