Sir Waldron Smithers and the Long Walk to Finchley

5 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2012

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Andrew Farrant

Dickinson College - Department of Economics

Nicola Tynan

Dickinson College

Date Written: February 2012

Abstract

The television drama ‘Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley’ has Sir Waldron Smithers strongly objecting to Thatcher's selection as a Conservative candidate prior to the 1950 General Election. It is more likely that Smithers would have found her a kindred ideological spirit: both shared an anti‐socialist commitment and admiration for Hayek's ‘The Road to Serfdom’.

Suggested Citation

Farrant, Andrew and Tynan, Nicola, Sir Waldron Smithers and the Long Walk to Finchley (February 2012). Economic Affairs, Vol. 32, Issue 1, pp. 43-47, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1999202 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0270.2011.02127.x

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