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Harold Macmillan was hooted down with derision as an old Edwardian reactionary when he dared to criticise Thatcher's privatisation programme 20-odd years ago for selling the family silver.
No one is calling for its cancellation, and anyone who did would be hooted down as a Scrooge and a Grinch.
When she tells how, in September 1823, a theater audience hooted down the line "To follow the Bourbons, that's to fly towards glory," she expects her readers to know that French troops had suppressed a liberal government in Spain earlier that year.