THE IRON LADY MARGARET THATCHER DIES – What can you say about a person who was love and admired by millions but equally vilified and hated by others?
Margaret Thatcher, regardless of how you view her, was certainly an Iron Lady and wasn’t known for taking prisoners. She never objected to being questioned but she did object to someone saying something was wrong when they had no other solution to a particular problem.
Would the UK have been able to expel the Argentinians in the Falklands War if Margaret Thatcher had not been at the helm? Would a lesser Prime Minister simply have folded saying that we didn’t have the military might or resources to fight such a war; that was so very far away?
Triumphs and defeats, it’s all part of politics and while many of her decisions were seen as wrong she at least stuck by them and turned a failing economy around putting Britain back on the map for the world to see and hear.
I often hear about the debate over the Miners Strikes but again Margaret Thatcher refused to give in to Union demands and threats – she won and the unions lost a lot of its power. Prior to this the country was in tight grip of unionism and its power; Britain was quickly becoming a socialist / communist state and Margaret Thatcher was having none of it.
Today we take for granted the homes we own and yet it was Margaret Thatcher who pushed through legislation that empowered us all to have the right to buy our own homes and in return generating an economic model that would see lift the poor out of poverty.
Privatisation was not Margaret Thatcher’s most admired policy and yet it turned ineffective and unprofitable state run companies into competitive and profitable private companies that anyone could own part of.
Love or loathe her, despise or admire her, Margaret Thatcher knew how to run a government and she knew how to control her ministers.
If you stand back for one moment and look at what we have today in Parliament you might find that you soon begin to ask yourself where is the moral fortitude and does the Prime Minister or any of his cabinet have any real idea how to heal a society that is stricken with the cancers of immigration, crime, and failed health care and education system and finally a welfare system that actively rewards the lazy while punishing the hard working taxpayer.
As I have read the reports coming in there is now a question of whether Margaret Thatcher should be given a ‘State’ funeral. For me it was nice to see that the country showed its respect by the lowering of the Union Jack across London and I for one feel that a ‘State’ funeral should be afford to a person who gave so much to Queen and Country.