Margaret Thatcher would have handled Brexit better than Theresa May, according to Conservative peer, Lord Dobbs.
The author of the House of Cards novels, which later inspired TV adaptations in Britain and the US, said she would have "sliced through [European Commission] president [Jean-Claude] Juncker with a smile".
The novelist worked closely with the late Baroness Thatcher during her time in government in the 1980s, although never as an MP.
"I can't imagine she would have got us anywhere near this mess in the first place," he told the Radio Times.
"What would she [Thatcher] have done today as we stagger around in this endless game of blind man's Brexit?
"She would have turned from her famous 'No! No! No!' to 'Now! Now! Now!'".