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In fact, John Major succeeded Margaret Thatcher during the period the three series were being produced. Major was never seen as the scheming Francis Urquhart character of the series, however.
Surely Major was, in a bizarre piece of foresight, Thatcher's fictional successor Henry Collingridge? At the start of TPTK, Urquhart tells the viewer something like "Remember the nice man who talked about the classless society? He had to go." Timrollpickering 23:54, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
I've removed this whole section anyway - it was too POV for me and I'm a member of the Labour Party! Lstanley1979 (talk) 12:39, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
Is it correct in this country (form of government), that a PM can demand and execute the abdication of the monarch? I think not - this is a fiction that dilutes the aotherwise accurate of government's foul tactics. Cisum.ili.dilm (talk) 12:46, 25 April 2011 (UTC)
The beginning of the article claims Urquhart commits suicide at the end of the House of Cards novel. The end of the article claims that at the beginning of the TPTK novel he is leader of the party. From his coffin? 188.8.131.52 (talk) 09:35, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
Strangely enough, the second novel is meant to be a sequel to the first TV series, rather than the first novel. I think that Dobbs was rather peeved at how the first one was adapted and wanted to get the last word in with the character. — Laura Scudder | talk 17:42, 19 February 2013 (UTC)