You may think this post crass, inappropriate or in complete bad taste but I would be a liar if I didn't acknowledge the death of one of few people I would use the word hate for. I am not exactly rejoicing but I will not be shedding a tear. Like many I suppose it will be as if a shadow has now been lifted.
I would rather she had not come to power and decimated the north of Britain and built up the north/south divide into what it is today. And if you are thinking of shedding a tear or after hearing the warm words on the radio or television think "she wasn't all that bad" just take a minute and think the reason why you cannot get a decent council house and are at the mercy of private landlords is that she sold off the housing stock to bribe people to vote for her but didn't bother to build anything like the amount sold off. We no longer have any industry to speak of because of the policies that she implemented. It is acceptable for bankers to earn huge bonuses and for others to be dependent upon benefits even though working more than forty hours a week because of her belief in the market. And if you look around and don't see much of a society it is because she believed that there was no such thing and did all that she could do to dismantle communities. If that is not enough for you, remember her friendship with a certain General Pinochet.
One of my favourite quotes which kind of sums her up is “No-one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well."
Hefner - The Day That Thatcher Dies