Denis Thatcher questioned Sir Paul McCartney’s invitation to No10 ‘thank you’ bash from Maggie

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MARGARET Thatcher’s husband questioned Sir Paul McCartney’s invite to a Number 10 reception, papers show.

The Beatles legend was on a list of celebs invited as part of a 1988 “thank you” following a rally during the ex-PM’s election campaign.

 Margaret Thatcher's husband Sir Denis Thatcher questioned whether Sir Paul McCartney should have been invited to a No10 reception, papers show

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Margaret Thatcher's husband Sir Denis Thatcher questioned whether Sir Paul McCartney should have been invited to a No10 reception, papers show

 Beatle Paul was on a list of celebs invited to a 'thank you' event following a rally during the ex-PM's campaign

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Beatle Paul was on a list of celebs invited to a 'thank you' event following a rally during the ex-PM's campaign

But husband Sir Denis vetted the guest list and added question marks beside the names of those he said “do not help”.

Guests he approved of received red ticks — in­cl­u­ding golfer Nick Faldo and Rolf Harris. His ac­t­i­ons emerged in newly-released documents.

They also show that No10 got so many req­uests to loan Lady Thatcher’s toy bears Mrs Teddy and Humphrey for public events staff finally had to refuse.

Mrs T’s 1988 anti-European Bruges speech was inspired by a Europhile, files suggest.

Sir Paul McCartney joins March For Our Lives anti-gun protest in New York

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