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Hilarious, incisive portraitsJune 28 1997
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Even though I don't share Critchley's political leanings (until his retirement from politics, he was one of the most prominent "wet" Tory critics of Thatcherism), his portraits of Mrs Thatcher's men (and one woman -- Edwina Currie) are so well- etched (in acid ink) that one can't help chuckling or even at times bursting into laughter. For instance, he points out that in any group photo of Thatcherites, you would have immediately recognised Nick Ridley -- he was the one with the cigarette. Some of the humour may not be apparent to those who haven't closely followed British politics, though.