Probably one of the most telling comments about the nature of the late Thatcher came from one of her acolytes – Conservative MP Conor Burns, said to be a friend of hers, who was of the opinion that she would have been delighted by the spontaneous grassroots celebrations that have broken out nationwide since the news broke.
He continued – “The hatred that burns in their hearts against Margaret Thatcher is actually an enourmous tribute to Margaret Thatcher, because she won.”
Really it just confirms what many of us already knew – that Thatcher regarded certain sections of the British public – the very people she as Prime Minister was supposed to be working for – as the enemy, to be beaten.
So she “won” did she ? What did she win ? Did she get satisfaction by crushing the very people she was supposed to be working for ?
Sadly, the answer is probably “yes”. And that’s why people who remember her time in office, myself included, celebrate her death.
Tasteless ? Perhaps… but then, her policies weren’t very tasteful either.