Margaret Thatcher is part of secret files recently released regarding Jimmy Savile, the popular BBC presented accused after his death in hundreds of child sex abuse claims.
Margaret Thatcher’s appearance in the secret files seems mainly to be centered on letters sent from Savile in the 80s, including requests for the then-Prime Minister to appear on his show, Jim’ll Fix It.
In one recently released letter from the files, Savile gushes to Thatcher after a visit in a note that reads:
“Dear Prime Minister. I waited a week before writing to thank you for my lunch invitation because I had such a superb time I didn’t want to be too effusive … My girl patients pretended to be madly jealous + wanted to know what you wore + what you ate. All the paralyzed lads called me ‘Sir James’ all week … They all love you. Me too!! Jimmy Savile OBE xxx.”
The secret files mentioning Margaret Thatcher are part of a larger investigation into claims Savile abused many children over the course of his career, including dozens of boys and girls at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, the institution referenced in the above letter.
According to the Huffington Post UK, the letters to Margaret Thatcher were part of a larger push by Savile to raise needed funds for the hospital:
“The letter is among a series of previously secret files released to the National Archives in Kew, west London and show the former Top Of The Pops presenter’s communications with the PM as he tried to enlist support for his work to renovate Stoke Mandeville Hospital.”
Per the Telegraph, a recorded phone call that is part of the Margaret Thatcher secret files involving Jimmy Savile will not be made public for another decade.