So I’m getting my retaliation in first. Any moment the web is going to be filled with happy munchkins dancing round singing ‘Ding dong the witch is dead’. In fact there is even a Youtube video with the comment “Thumb up if you landed here after discovering Thatcher died”
People who’ve achieved nothing and are going nowhere will fall over each other to spit on the corpse, but I wonder if they’ve noticed that the politicians of at least four parties are already fighting over who gets the ruby slippers.
She belongs to history now, it will judge her. But we live in a different world from the one in which she won her first general election. She was part of what changed the world, with the collapse of communism, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and now the fact the China is probably more right wing that America.
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The battles she fought are behind us, the generation now in power has other and more serious questions to face. I’d guess that this country will change more between now and 2049 than it has changed since 1979 when she won her first election.