Following revelations that Tony Blair is godfather to Rupert Murdoch's daughter Christina, it has been revealed that former prime minister Margaret Thatcher was successful in her efforts to persuade former miners' union boss Arthur Scargill to become the retrospective godfather to her daughter Carol during the height of the 1980's miners' strike.
"Despite what appeared at first sight to be unbelievable hostility, I had a soft-spot for Mags and would often pop-round for a cuppa when I was in London inciting riots" said the former union leader "And she and Denis always made me so welcome, offering me biscuits and cake, or offering to lend me a comb, so in the end I decided to accept her kind offer to become a retrospective godfather to the lovely Carol."
Political observers have noted that secret bonds between within, what are often perceived to be acrimonious relationships, are more common than imagined by most people. "Few people know that Adolf Hitler was the secret godfather of Anne Frank, and even fewer that Nick Clegg is godfather to David Cameron's daughter Florence." said historian David Hughes.