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Mitt Romney sends birthday wishes to Margaret Thatcher

The US presidential candidate wishes the former PM a happy 87th birthday.

Margaret Thatcher in 2010
Margaret Thatcher in 2010. Photograph: Getty Images

He's never one to shy away from controversy, is he?

Mitt Romney has tweeted his birthday wishes to Margaret Thatcher on the occasion of her 87th birthday, calling her a "tower of strength in the cause of liberty".

 

It's an act that's likely to polarise his support here in the UK - but then that seems to be the way he campaigns in the US, too.