I have thought long and hard about writing this because it seems people do lose perspective when reading about the late Baroness Thatcher.
So let me make
some points at the very outset, I disagree with a lot of what Thatcher did in
this country, I grew up in the 80s and saw how she polarised opinion even then.
Many people my
age probably saw their mothers and fathers express strong opinions about
Thatcher and refuse to ever vote Conservative as a result.
Although I do
read all the manifestos at election time, I haven’t voted Conservative since I
was allowed to vote and I suspect a lot of that is deep down I still don’t trust
She divided the
nation and the originator of divide and rule politics, pitting poor against
rich, unions against bosses and even her own MPs against each other.
brought in the poll tax, something which the Conservatives may still be paying
the price for even now.
And in the end,
it was she who cost herself the top job in British politics by waging war against
people in her own party, she was amazed when they then turned the knife on her!
All that being
said, I won’t celebrate her death, buy a silly little song or protest against a
woman who ceased to have direct influence on Britain 23 years before her death.
any death is vulgar, at the end of the day, whatever your opinion of her, her
life has now passed.
song buying is ridiculous, at the end of day we can never complain our music
charts are not relevant again when we ourselves abuse the system with stupid
little stunts like this.
protests! Two problems , one the woman was Prime Minister in 1990 and has had
no direct control on British life since then.
of those protesting over the weekend were not even born when Baroness Thatcher
As I said, did
not like the woman, did not like her politics or policies but the fact is I
would sooner have her back as Prime Minister than the current PM.
Whether it was
right or wrong decision, Thatcher stood by it and that deserves respect. Are
you really saying you prefer the u-turning Cameron to the lady who was not for
died as still the only female British Prime Minister in the long history of
this little island.
protest after her demise shouldn’t we look at the reasons why she still held
that record two decades after she left office?
She is buried
tomorrow, we as a nation should move on.