‘Margaret Thatcher transformed political communication in UK politics’ | Beckett- LSE

‘Margaret Thatcher transformed political communication in UK politics’ | Beckett- LSE

In many practical ways she was a political PR pioneer. I remember a serious discussion in the BBC newsroom in the mid 80s about whether we should cover political PR stunts because they weren’t ‘real news events’. It was a pointless debate by then as Mrs Thatcher’s Conservative Party had already turned elections into a procession of calf-cuddling photo opportunities,  poster launches and Saatchi broadcasts.

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