Can I just say Jeffery Lowe's resignation speech was bloody genius! He just shot her point blanc in the back on that one. Judging by the documentary I withdraw what I said about her helping this country. She was a bloody parasite.
A parasite that boosted the GDP of the UK by 23% in her tenure?
It really troubles me that people in this country believe that, were it not for Thatcher, we would still have a thriving mining industry in this country.
There are more abundant natural resources and cheaper labour overseas. The British mining industry was on its arse. Thatcher curbed throwing good money after bad on mining, and correctly chose free market economics and expanding the City.
And as the above poster said, a hugely influential PM. Labour had to completely revamp the the vast majority of its ideology/philosophy after her stint. Now we have New Labour, which is a very limp wristed party.