Thatcher Scrambles in Egg Scare
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced in Parliament today that she had scrambled eggs for lunch. Britain is in the midst of an egg poisoning scare and Thatcher wants to end it.
“After reading carefully statements of the chief medical officer . . . I then decided to have scrambled eggs on toast for lunch--and I enjoyed it,” she told the House of Commons. Thatcher spoke three days after outspoken Junior Health Minister Edwina Currie angered farmers by saying most British eggs are infected with salmonella bacteria. Dozens of salmonella outbreaks have been linked to eggs this year, but health officials said chances were slim of being poisoned by one of the 9 billion eggs consumed annually in Britain.