The Sermon On The Mound

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Iain MacWhirter recalls a famously controversial speech made by prime minister Margaret Thatcher to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 20 years ago.

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Iain MacWhirter recalls a famously controversial speech made by prime minister Margaret Thatcher to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 20 years ago.

Alan Cochrane looks at the legacy of Margaret Thatcher's controversial speech to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on the Mound in Edinburgh.

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Twenty years ago Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher came to Scotland to speak to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on the Mound in Edinburgh. The speech - which featured a quotation from St Paul - came to mark the key moment when the Scottish middle class rejected Thatcherism. Alan Cochrane tries to make sense of Thatcher's controversial gaffe and assesses the legacy it has had on politics in Scotland and the UK.