David Holdsworth writes of his pride in Oxford University in its denying of an honorary degree in 1984 to our then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. He hopes for the same disrespect to be afforded to David Cameron.

It is very strange, and rather sad, when an august academic institution demonstrates such crass intolerance. Respect and recognition should be shown to these two very different politicians whether or not we agree with them. In the case of Margaret Thatcher it is undeniable that her contribution on the national and global stage was of huge historical importance.