Simon E. wrote:As always, things were far more complex than that.
True: she didn't just take tea with Pinochet. She also implemented his economic and social policies in Britain. ("There is no such thing as society" is itself a social policy.) David Harvey's Brief History of Neoliberalism
gives much of this history in an accessible summary form.
I wish Ms. Thatcher liberation from the six realms. May she and all beings connected to her in any way attain liberation from all suffering and causes of suffering.
Today the BBC were garnering reactions from around the UK.
Generally speaking, the South East is in mourning. The North is celebrating.
She did great harm...but her rise to power was one side of a pretty dismal coin.
She made Scargill. Scargill made her.
As Sting sang ' there is no political solution '...And as if to underline the point, Thatchers reign gave way to that of the " Socialist " Blair and to the whole Iraq debacle.