Thoughts from an active pensioner who is now somewhat past his Biblical "Use-by date"

"Why just be difficult, when with a little more effort you can be bloody impossible?"

Monday, 8 April 2013

Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013 - R.I.P.

What more can one say than just simply

"Rest in Peace"

As far as I am concerned Baroness Thatcher was the greatest Prime Minister of my lifetime, and as my parents both held the same view, I can confidently claim that in the opinion of this family she was the greatest Prime Minister since Victorian times.

Unlike so many Prime Ministers, both before and since, she knew exactly what she wanted to achieve and set about it with a single-mindedness which has never been seen since. Her phrase "This Lady's not for Turning" summed up her political career. Unlike so many politicians of all parties, she didn't change her course simply because of an adverse opinion poll or focus group report but pressed on in spite of them. I may not have agreed with all she did, but one had to respect her for doing what she believed to be right. I still believe that she was right in the matter of the poll tax, but that's another story.

Thatcher and Reagan
 The two greatest World Leaders of my lifetime.

Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven in the County of Lincolnshire 

"Rest in Peace"

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