Good joke about Sir Denis Thatcher in the weekend's Telegraph.
It seems that Sir Denis boarded a train in Paddington, going to play golf in Bristol and found it had standing room only. He didn't want to stand for 2 hours because he was 74 years old at the time and didn't want to be the butt of the inevitable jokes about not being able to find a seat. Then he came upon a carraige which was absolutely empty except for a sign which read "Reserved for Reading Psychiatric Hospital". There were 8 empty seats, so Sir Denis took one.
When the train reached Reading, the door opened and the Reading Psychiatric Hospital group came in. Their 'minder' looked around and said "There are too many people here". He counted. "1,2,3,4. Who are you?". "I am the husband of the Prime Minister" replied Sir Denis. "Ok, 5,6,7,8."