Here is a BBC report on a look back through history, by the British Conservative Party. A plurality of Conservatives surveyed consider former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, now Baroness Thatcher, to be their party's greatest hero.
I especially note the "Monty Python" section of the report. I am a great admirer of Lady Thatcher. But anyone who cannot appreciate the Dead Parrot Sketch drops a notch or two in my personal pantheon of heroes. Couldn't they explain to her that the parrot was just like British socialism: bleedin' demised?
But I'm sure it would have been hilarious to watch her poor aide trying to explain to her why it was funny.