Thatcher’s children: never the twain shall meet


It is unlikely that there will ever be much agreement on Mrs.Thatcher’s policies, record, or legacy. As luxurious students in the early-mid 80s we marched for CND (Greenham Common, Upper Heyford, London and Amsterdam), for the miners and unions (London), lamented (Leveller’s Day, Burford) and organised (Reading University, UEA). Chris Dillow makes the point (Successful failure) that much of her success was inadvertent. And he asks:

If the greatest political figure of the last 60 years was a success largely unintentionally, what does this tell us about the nature of politics?


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