It was thirty-nine years ago today that the Conservative Party elected Margaret Thatcher to be its leader. Her election victory over Ted Heath meant she was the first and so far only female leader of any major political party in the UK, although Harriet Harman and Margaret Beckett acted as leaders of the Labour Party in 1994 and 2010, following the resignation of Gordon Brown and the death of John Smith.
Yesterday whilst out shopping I experienced great customer service whilst shopping in extremely busy real shops in Basingstoke. The first was in Pandora and the second in the Apple store. In both instances the staff member was polite, knowledgeable about their product and took the trouble to be supportive. This included actively listening to the issues at hand and checking the needs of the customer.
It’s been a busy old time in the blogosphere and beyond, although I must confess I have not blogged half as much I would have liked to, and certainly not as much as I did in 2011 and 2012. This is largely due to other commitments. However, I have some ideas going forward for 2014 including some interesting projects I have been working on both on and offline. In the meantime here are the top ten most read blogs from 2013.
I wish you a wonderfully happy and prosperous 2014 and thanks again for continuing to read the blogs published on this website.
Most Read Blogs:
- Syria: Where Now for the West?
- Letter from Serving Cop to the PM
- (Guest Blog – Cameron Brown) – Why Today You Should Vote Conservative
- The Future for the TV Licence
- Remembering JFK – 50 Years On
- Political Party Membership
- The New Labour Frontbench
- PM Announces Reshuffle Via Twitter
- Cameron Urged to Follow Clegg’s Lead
- Blog on Slutgate from the UKIP Activist Who Was There